How do you write an interpretive essay?


An essay that summarizes the literary work of a particular author, the interpretive essay must provide the audience with the name of the author, title of the work, and a brief summary of the literary work. It must provide a clear interpretation of the message and purpose of the work, and it must have details, evidence and quotes to support the interpretation.
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Reread the story, poem or novel chapter you've been asked to interpret in the essay and highlight literary elements such as symbols, characters, moods or setting. Focus on specific
Choose the text you wish to interpret. This can be a journal article, a novel, a
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1. Take your time to think through your answers. You don't want to rush and make a mistake. Read each question several times so that you are clear about what is being asked. 2. Plan
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How to Write an Interpretive Essay
Unlike a research paper, which is based strictly on fact and does not allow for the writer's opinions of the subject, an interpretive essay is built upon writer opinion. To interpret means, in part, to make sense of something, usually a text.... More »
Difficulty: Moderate
To write an interpretive essay, determine the specific topic you intent to interpret and summarize the points you intend to cover about it. Ensure that you base your arguments in the context of the topic and create a convincing conclusion. Some examples of interpretative essays will be found at .
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