Song of Solomon Precis
Critical Analysis on our Novel
How to set up a Precis
1. Name of author, [optional: a phrase describing author], genre, title of the work, date in parentheses (additional publishing information in parentheses or note); a rhetorically accurate verb (such as “assert,” “argue,” “suggest,” “imply,” “claim,” etc.); and a that clause containing the major assertion (thesis statement) of the work.
2. An explanation of how the author develops and/or supports the thesis, usually in chronological order.
3. A statement of the author’s apparent purpose followed by an “in order to” phrase.
4. A description of the author's tone and its effect.