Try this when writing an analytical piece-
In..(1)..the author uses..(2)..to..(3)..in order to show that..(4).
1= Topic (author? title?)
2= Direction (how is author what they're doing?)
3=Claim (what is the author doing?)
4= Universal idea (why is the author doing it?)
In Jennifer Price's essay, "The Plastic Pink Flamingo: A Natural History" the writer uses strong and precise diction, verbal irony and iconic symbolism to contrast the rare and special pink flamingo bird in nature with the guady, artificial representation of the bird in post WWII America, in order to illuminate and criticise the superficial and materialistic priorities of that culture.