- You need to title the paper.
- One passage needs to be from Part 1 and one passage needs to be from Part 2.
- This should be 4-6 pages, typed, double-spaced, Times New Roman.
A passage explication is an essay that takes apart the pieces of a prose passage to demonstrate how it creates meaning – its main question can be reduced to the simple idea of “What does the passage mean? What is its purpose? How does it create that meaning and achieve its purpose? How does it fit in with the rest of the text(if available)?” The creation of meaning comes through literary techniques, like simile and metaphor, through argument, through imagery, and through word choice.