How long should an “excerpt” be?





I am supposed to do do a literary analysis essay on an a "fiction prose selection" which can be an excerpt from a story, but I'm not sure how long an excerpt is supposed to be?an example would be great



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  • Write a brief (250-300) word analysis of the selection you read from Hard Times Use the reading comprehension practice you did in Lesson 1 1 as pre-writing to develop your ideas before you write your analysis Turn in your pre-writing with the final draft
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2 Answers to “How long should an “excerpt” be?”

  1. hiebsch says:

    About one sentence, just enough information to understand the context of the excerpt and have it relate to what you’re trying to prove

  2. punster says:

    absolutely any length at all. generally they’re a couple of paragraphs long, but there’s certainly no limits..