1. an interpretive observation about the text as a whole. this is like a thesis, but it can be a bit more tentative. your observation should be arguable, the kind of statement whee you could imagine someone making a plausible case for the opposite of what you’re saying.
2. a short excerpt (1-4) from the text that illustrates your interpretive observation
3.2or 3 specific observations about the language of the excerpt, explaining how it illustrates your interpretive
4. you can start to think about the implications of your observations: what further implications are suggestd by what you’ve noticed in the passage you quoted? how does the feature you’ve noticed affect our overall interpretation of the text? what is to be learned from thinking about the text in the way that you’ve described