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    Tips on writing exegesis on creative work

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by skyeskye, Nov 10, 2010.

    Has anyone written one of these before?? If so, can you give me some tips? Do you know if the accepted 'person' is 1st or 3rd?
     
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    I have no experience of this.
    But I imagine the best approach would be 3rd person 'unbiased'
     
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    If you're the creator of the work, then first person is usually fine, although it is also a good idea to use impersonal pronouns where possible (the work vs my work). If you're writing an exegesis of someone else's work, then stick to third person unless your personal opinion is specifically asked for. And avoid using collective pronouns, it's not done anymore.
     
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    what book are you intending to dissect?
     

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