Quotation Sandwich - The Quotation Sandwich In a close...

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Unformatted text preview: The Quotation Sandwich In a close reading or literary analysis, quotations from primary texts (poems or novels) and secondary criticism (literary scholarship) are your evidence and should be used to their full advantage. They need to be properly introduced and then sufficiently explained/unpacked. Think of it like a sandwich. The introduction of the quote is your first piece of bread; the quote is the meat, and your explication of the quote are the condiments and the final piece of bread: Yet, in the midst of this invocation of violence, Hughes’ word choice includes many sweet, loving phrases, indicating the bipolarity of the relationship (Bread/Intro). After all, the poem begins, “He loved her and she loved him” (Meat: Be sure to include a citation of line (ll #) or page numbers (#), except in this case where it is obvious.) Based on this first sentence, it would seem the remainder of the poem would be an ode to love. That idea quickly falls apart when such words as “bit” and “gnawed” are introduced love....
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