Explicate Quotes

Choose ONE of the below quotes to explicate. To explicate means to “analyze and develop in detail”. Essentially you are going to discuss the meaning of this quote. You will justify it by discussing the syntax, word choice, and any other devices used. Then you will discuss the significance of this quotation. Must be at least 250 words.

1. “I preach that there are all kinds of truth, your truth and somebody else’s
But behind all of them there is only one truth and that is that there is not truth.” (Flannery O’Connor)

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2. “Words are like savage gods. No matter how well you serve them, they will eat you alive.” (Paul Kingsnorth)

3.”The truth does not change according to our ability to stifle it.” (Flannery O’Connor)


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