I. Introduction: Explain why you chose the work and why appealed to you.
II. Cultural Context: Place the specific individual author/artist/musician/philosopher and work in a cultural historical context. Identify iconography and patronage if applicable. Include historical and biographical details if they apply to an author’s or artist’s style and work you chose. Explain how the artwork/literature/philosophy/music served an important cultural function in society. Explain in what ways the composer/author or artist’s style is unique or representative of his/her historical/cultural period. Explain the circumstances surrounding the creation or patronage of that particular work.
III. Literary Analysis or Visual Analysis or Musical Analysis: Analyze the work in terms of form or style or historical significance.
IV. Conclusion: What value or meaning does the work hold for us today? Is it
aesthetic, philosophical, historical?