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By contrast, a critical essay involves, not only an analysis of the text in question, but also dissection of the literary terms and devices used by the author to make his meanings clear.
The critical essay also explains the functions of the literary terms used, and evaluates their usage, and whether they have achieved the intended purposes or not.“I say to my fellow humans: It’s time to stop feeding off the dead and grow up!
Though many of my escorts had given me smiles of support, still I was not prepared for what I encountered upon entering my new school.”This is a paragraph from a process analysis. Jaret, has beautifully described her experience of the security in this paragraph, and how it is deployed when an important figure faces security issues in his life.
This is an analysis of the process of security deployment.“The third way open to oppressed people in their quest for freedom is the way of nonviolent resistance.
In literature, however, it is a critical analysis of some literary text which is done to enhance its understanding.
An analytical essay is just an analysis of a literary text.
Like the synthesis in Hegelian philosophy, the principle of nonviolent resistance seeks to reconcile the truths of two opposites—the acquiescence and violence—while avoiding the extremes and immoralities of both.
The nonviolent resister agrees with the person who acquiesces that one should not be physically aggressive toward his opponent; but he balances the equation by agreeing with the person of violence that evil must be resisted.