Jake Shore is an award-winning Brooklyn-based playwright, published short story writer and professor at Wagner College.
His short fiction has appeared in many publications including Litro Magazine, one of London's leading literary magazines.
In simple terms, an explication essay is a short essay that requires you to analyze, interpret and explain shorter passages such as sentences or verses in a longer literary work.
An explication essay can be used when writing about several different genres including poems, short stories, novels and other pieces of literature that contain sections, characters and elements that are difficult to understand.
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You have to close a comment window before proceeding to the next one.The examination and clarification of a text's construction and ambiguity offers your reader a developed understanding of the work as a whole, and once this has been achieved, your interpretations can be submitted.Several paragraphs in an explication essay should make assertions related to your thesis and provide supporting examples from the text.The papers are either pdf files or HTML files, in which I have embedded comments to explain why they are superior efforts.The comments refer to the following sentence, phrase, or word.Clicking on the header will give you instructions on how to make such a running header for your papers.Because of HTML restrictions, the formatting might appear slightly off.The introductory paragraph of your explication essay presents the reader with your topic and thesis statement.If you’re writing your essay on a short story, state the title, author’s name, and give a brief overview of the essential elements of the story.For example, if your explication essay’s focus is a short story, the major plot points, themes and character objectives lead to the construction of the rising action, climax and other essential parts of the story.Without a paragraph that includes close analysis and examination of the story's construction, a successful explication essay is difficult to write.