Here, you can read a brief summary of the points of analysis that we deal with in this webbook about "The Frontier Heritage" by Edward N. Kearney.

First, we look at the structure of the essay and talk about how it follows a familiar structure for a stand-alone essay and how it is divided into two parts.

Second, we analyse the sender and the receiver of the essay, which happen to be straightforward: The historian, Kearney, addresses the English-speaking world about how American values hinges on the concept of a frontier culture.

Third, we go into an analysis of the characteristics of the text. That is, we look at how the author presents his argumentation and which literary devices he applies.

Fourth, we study the rhetorical devices used in the text: How does the author try to convince the reader?

You can read the full analysis on the following pages.