|How to Build a Commentary
KNOW THE TEXTS going into the commentary, and have 1-2 major themes
in mind before you sit down to do your commentary on a text.
2. READ, and re-read, and re-read, and re-read your
3. COLOR-MARK the passage/poem carefully and specifically.
4. GENERATE YOUR THESIS.
5. OUTLINE your "oral essay." A good way to organize
your thoughts is as follows: