- Compare and Contrast Literature
- To compare and contrast literature shows what is similar and what is different between the two passages you are reading. Understanding how texts are alike and different helps you better study literature.
Different genres or forms of literature show themes or topics differently. Even passages in the same genre can show a theme or a topic in a different way.
When comparing and contrasting texts, think about the following:
- What are the main topics or subjects in each passage?
- What are the themes, or universal ideas, in each passage?
- Is there a theme or a topic only found in one passage?
- Is there a theme or a topic found in both passages?