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Performing a critical analysis does not necessarily involve finding fault with a work. On the contrary, a thoughtful critical analysis may help us understand the interaction of the particular elements that contribute to a work's power and effectiveness.
A critical analysis examines an article or other work to determine how effective the piece makes an argument or point. These reviews are usually applied to articles or books, but you can also analyze films, paintings, and other less traditional works. While you can examine the author's use of rhetorical appeals, your focus for a critical analysis should be on the overall ability and effectiveness of the article. Keep reading to learn more about the different steps involved in writing a strong critical analysis.
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