For this paper you will have to explicate the two passages from Paradise Lost by Milton;
Passage #1. Paradise Lost Book VI:853-870 and
Passage #2. Paradise Lost Book IX: 61-85
An explication involves going through the passage from beginning to end and systematically spelling out what is meant in each verse.Identify the speaker(s), images, figures of the passage in order, presenting your ideas clearly and logically. After you have explicated the passage you must contextualize it. In other words, discuss its significance in the context of what comes immediately before and after it. At the end of your explication, you must have a conclusion. By conclusion, I mean a statement that says what you found.
Pay close attention to the language; don\’t guess meanings that you cannot prove from what is in the passage.
This is a close reading, avoid generalities, vague sentences,subjective adjectives (brilliant, great, ironic, beautiful), and platitudes.
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