• anonymous
While annotating and summarizing are an important part of doing a close reading, there are some other steps that will help you interpret the work. Characters: Make a list of all characters in the story and add notes about how they are related to one another. Also, analyze each character's importance to the plot. Literary elements: Make a list of imagery, symbolism, and other figurative language used in the text. Analyzing these elements can help reveal hidden meanings and connotations, which the writer uses to add depth to the story. Seeing the elements in a list may help you to identify
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