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Analyzing Children's Literature for Essay or Research Paper

Ever have trouble coming up with an idea for a paper on Children's Literature? This article will help with just that problem. It will give you tips for analysis, ideas for themes, lists of stories, and thorough examples of topics. It also includes a list of resources for additional information.

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When writing an essay on Children's Literature, you first must decide what theme, story, or idea you'd like to cover. Every one of these elements will hold an interest for at least one person. So, ask yourself, what am I interested in? To help you get started here is a list of a few elements.

Themes: Love, Parenthood, Sexuality, Desire, Revenge, Greed, Coming of Age / Puberty, Universality (combination of archetypes), Friendship, Imagination, Fantasy

Stories: There are too many to list, but to start you with some of the most popular.
Harry Potter; Alice in Wonderland; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; The Little Prince; A Series of Unfortunate Events; The Amber Spyglass; The Wind in the Willows; Huckleberry Finn; The Magic Tree; The Tale of Peter Rabbit; Charlotte's Web

Each of these stories holds a theme for you to ...

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Ever have trouble coming up with an idea for a paper on Children's Literature? This article will help with just that problem. It will give you tips for analysis, ideas for themes, lists of stories, and thorough examples of topics. It also includes a list of resources for additional information.

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