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Textual Analysis Essay Specific Requirements  The specific requirements for the Interpretative Essay are Length: 4 to 5 pages  Format: MLA  Argument: Supported by citations from the text Due:  , 2011  A textual analysis (also called an interpretative or critical literary essay) is an argument about  literature that focuses on the primary text itself (e.g. Romantic poetry) rather than on secondary  sources to make its case.  To complete this assignment successfully, you will need to  understand your audience, the argument conventions, the structural conventions and the  specific requirements for this assignment. Audience The audience for this paper, and for most of your formal papers in your English classes, is a  reader who is trained in literary analysis and who has general knowledge of the text.  This  audience could include both students and experts.  To appeal to this audience, you should use  the appropriate language, which is both formal academic prose and uses the correct literary  terms.  In addition, in this class and other English class, you should use the correct MLA format  (which includes layout, parenthetical citation and Works Cited page).   Argument 
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