A post bibliography is basically a compilation of all of the writings that the author has used. These writings are organized by the author, usually according to the subject of the essay. Many students put a lot of research into their essays and want to develop a strong thesis, but often cannot figure out where to start.
The preface is used to attract readers and provide an introduction to the work while a commentary provides more detail about the work and the author’s view of it. The purpose of a critical analysis essay is to uncover faults in the arguments of the essay and to show how the arguments can be validated. A literary commentary will present both sides of an argument, or both sides of a particular issue as they relate to the essay.
The commentary should not repeat the entire thesis statement, but may expand on certain points. Another way to approach a commentary on a thesis statement is to analyze the passage and then answer the question the professor has asked. This is similar to a mini argument for or against the original work, but uses more personal reaction techniques.
For example, a guide may first describe the essay and then describe various types of literary commentaries. The guide may then go on to give examples of literary commentaries and explain why certain kinds of commentaries are used while others are not. Next the guide may explain the various forms of literary criticism, and then use examples to illustrate different points made in the literature. And finally the guide may end by providing a short summary of the essay and its comments.
Sometimes the best comments come from the student who is most involved in the reading and writing of the essay. If there is a specific complaint about the passage in the text or the student’s own essay, this is a good place to mention it. A detailed analysis of the passage should provide more than just a direct quote or interpretation of the passage.