it’s time now to put it all together and write a clear, complex, well-supported practice analysis with appropriate tone and style.
Choose a single word and analyze its meaning, producing an extended definition that presents a claim about the word, illustrations of its use (evidence), analysis of its use and therefore its meaning, and use all of these to reveal something complex and interesting about it.
This basically means you’re using everything but the dictionary definition of the word. You’re really describing, using detail, the actual way the word works out in the world of the reader, what the word does.
This is a common use of analysis in a lot of fields. If you’re looking for a model to follow, every week the Sunday edition of The New York Times Magazine runs an extended definition of a word or term that’s been making the news. The column is called “First Words,” and you can find them online. But a particularly good example just ran for the use of the word “humbled.”Since Adele recently used it (incorrectly) in her acceptance speech (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for her grammy when she (incorrectly) beat out Beyonce, I thought it was appropriate. Find it here (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/24/magazine/callin…