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01/16/2020

To be accurate it’s necessary to quote the text, but your explanation should not be a summary of the text with a simple sentence. Rather, your explanation should take the reader to where you can reveal a greater level of depth. (Here’s an excellent explanation of what constitutes a good summary of a text.)

To be accurate it’s necessary to quote the text, but your explanation should not be a summary of the text with a simple sentence. Rather, your explanation should take the reader to where you can reveal a greater level of depth. (Here’s an excellent explanation of what constitutes a good summary of a text.)
To make the point in your explanation, use a simple sentence:
3. Be careful when you use literary devices such as similes and
You can’t expect everyone to understand your work in the same way. The reader may not be able to recognize your literary device if you use it incorrectly, but they can sometimes tell by reading the text that your author is making a metaphor. Remember that some literary devices take you out of the text and allow you to create a different reading experience for your reader. (You can often discover this yourself by reading other novels by that author from a similar time period, as you learn what a writer of his day might have been thinking when using a certain device.)
4. Know how to use metaphors to illustrate, but be wary of using metaphor in nonliteral