Language Analysis introductions can be tricky to write as they are unlike text response essay introductions. There are a number of different ways of writing an introduction, but there is some key information that must be included in all Language Analysis introductions:

  • Who? (who wrote it?)
  • What? (what format is it?)
  • When? (the date of publication)
  • Where? (the place of publication)
  • Tone
  • Contention

You should also try to include what the overall issue is and who the target audience for the piece is. Note that a lot of this information, particularly the specifics of publication, is generally stated in the background information that prefaces the piece.