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A literary essay tells about a theme, or big idea, in a book you have read. Click here to read our Literary Essay Sample Paper. To write your own literary essay, choose a book to focus on. As you read, ask yourself: Does this book teach a lesson? What big idea is the author trying to get across to his or her readers? What examples from the book illustrate this big idea? Print out and complete this Literary Essay Organizer to help plan what you will write. Then get started!
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