Textual Analysis Essay Outline

Krystal Perez

17 March 2014

ENG 1121-D428

Essay #2 Outline



Line Opener – Some people don’t know what innocence is until they lose it.

Thesis Statement – The author’s use of plot, imagery, and symbolism helps tie this poem together to create one big unifying theme about innocence at the end.



Topic #1 – Plot

a) Sets sympathetic tone

b) Sequences major parts in life of person in poem

c) Imagery


Topic #2 – Symbolism

a) Butterfly wings as a symbol

b) “Her walls are a frenzy of beige and cream, painting over princess stickers peeled from childhood corners…”


Topic #3 – Theme

a) Loss of Innocence

b) Loss of Childhood

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