Read a selection from Michael Koresky's essay, "Pearls of the Czech New Wave." Read the first paragraph until the sentence ending "...since 1948." Then skip down to the section headlined "Daisies: Flower Girls." As you read these five paragraphs, look for references to the kinds of contextual works and events that you'll describe in your annotated bibliography: related works of history, film history, a relevant film and a different artistic or cultural work.
An analytical annotation allows you to explain the value of a source to your paper. It can help you gain a greater sense of what a given resource can contribute to your argument. Some components of a typical annotation are given below. It may not be necessary to include each aspect. Instead, apply those criteria that best help you analyze a given document.
a correctly formatted citation in MLA style
a brief description or summary of the resource
a brief analysis of its argument or focus
the context in which the document was created
a review of the author's credentials or relevant biographical information
a prediction or description of the text's intended audience
insights derived from the document, which may include an evaluative judgment