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ENGL 2111 and 2112 World Literature: Thesis Statement

The Thesis Statement

A thesis statement should be specific and make a clear, definable and arguable claim.  For the literary research paper, a thesis statement may suggest a particular way of reading or understanding a story, perhaps providing an original or even controversial interpretation. 


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