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Introduction
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Read and Take Notes
Write Your Thesis Statement
Advice for Revising Your Interpretive Essay
Wizard : Interpretive Essay

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The interpretive essay is another common writing assignment that asks you to closely read and write about your understanding of a text.

The goal of this tutorial is to help you write an interpretation of a literary work.