The purpose of this week’s blog post is to start warming you up for your thesis development paper and critical essay. In order to do that, I’m asking you to choose a short passage (4–6 lines) from the reading for Thursday, close read it, and try to make an argument about it.
Go over the close reading handout if you need a review as to what elements you can focus on for a close reading. Remember that you should focus on how the passage is saying what it is saying–no plot summaries, please! You can never be too close with your analysis.