Step 7: Literary Analysis

In this section discuss the results of your in-depth close reading of the text. Go through the whole passage, verse  by verse, making observations about each verse and explaining their significance. Discuss the flow and  development of the narrative or the main argument(s). Are the key words or phrases repeated in the passage?  Discuss the meaning certain words (you may need to do a word study, although this is optional). You may consider  looking at any grammatical or syntactical features, like main and subordinate clauses, connective terms, modifiers (adjectives and adverbs), etc. Discuss any similes, metaphors, figures of speech. 

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