Writing an Analysis Paper
“Old Ben” by Jesse Stuart
“The Fox Hunt” by Lensey Namioka
Compare/Contrast
“Old Ben” by Jesse Stuart
Non fiction
Same
Both are short stories
“The Fox Hunt” Lensey Namoika
Fiction
Snake
Fox Spirit pg. 90 “when
Pg. 80 “He was a big bull
black snake.”Pg. 80 “He laid
coiled like a heavy strand of
black rope.”
the girl lifted up her skirt to sit
down Fujin caught a flash of
something swishing. It looked
like a long fluffy tail.”
Foreshadowing only
pg 80 “I would soon finished
him. My father always told
me there was only one good
snake—a dead one.” pg. 81
“Besides my father
knew…he was our hunting
dog Blackie…”
Follows
chronological order
1st disappears in Sept. gone
all winter, 2nd Fred, the horse
almost tramples Old Ben, 3rd
The milk was still in the pan
and saw his trail going into
the hog pen.
Both use suspense
Told in present day
time period
Foreshadowing
element in the stories
Flashback
Pg. 91“Something about her
glance looked familiar where
had he seen it before.
Chronological order
but interrupted by a
flashback
Lee was drooling over the
barbeque chicken, Story of
Fujin Liang, Andy’s ancestor,
Meets Lee at the entrance to
exam room and says he knows
she is a fox.
Format
 Introductory paragraph
 Similarties paragraph
 Differences paragraph with quotes
from stories and page number.
 Conclusion paragraph
Example 1 of introductory
paragraph
 When comparing narrative structures, we
read, “Old Ben” by Jesse Stuart and “The
Fox Hunt” by Lensey Namioka. There are
minor differences and major similarities
between the two. Both stories are
entertaining and keep the reader
interested in what happens to the main
characters.
Similarity paragraph( Use the facts
found in the middle column of the
graphic organizer.
 As one reads both stories one
realizes that there are many
similarities.
3rd paragraph(this paragraph needs
the quotes from the stories
showing the differences.)
 The stories also have many
differences.
Example 2 of an introductory
paragraph
 The stories, “Old Ben” by Jesse Stuart
and “The Fox Hunt” by Lensey
Namioka are both entertaining stories
for the reader. “Old Ben” is a
nonfiction story and “The Fox Hunt” is
fiction. Each writer has a different
style to their writing and telling of the
story.