For this essay, you will need to create your own topic, and incorporate academic sources into your work. A good place to start is examining themes in your chosen work.Your literature essay will take a piece of writing— an essay, a book, etc— and analyze both the content and the context. In academic writing on the college level, it is not enough to simply read a book to analyze it, synthesize its main ideas, and make an argument about the premise. You will branch outside of your chosen text and examine not only the content, but also the context. This unit is all about outside sources!