Interpretation of Expository or Literary Text

Well, to determine what your interpretation of a work is going to be, first, let’s refresh ourselves on what expository and literary text are.

Expository writing is going to be something that informs, explains, or describes. It’s going to be very cut-and-dry. There’s not a plot. It’s basically there to explain something to you, tell you how to do something, give instructions.

A science research paper would be an example. Baking instructions for baking a cake. Anything like that would be expository.

So, what you want to do is outline the basic elements of that paper, and then you want to evaluate their effectiveness. This is how you’re going to give your interpretation.

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