How can I show 'authority' in my literary-argument essays?I need to present my arguemnts emphatically. Please suggest any phrases or words or techniques to help me achieve this!. In need of some...

How can I show 'authority' in my literary-argument essays?

I need to present my arguemnts emphatically. Please suggest any phrases or words or techniques to help me achieve this!. In need of some detailed helpful answers please.

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The best way to show that you are presenting authoritative positions is to support them well with strong evidence.

Every time you make a statement or take a stand about some point that you are arguing in your literary analysis, make sure you have and use direct quotes from the piece of literature to illustrate or validate your position. Be certain that they are directly related and applicable to your stance, and be very clear in explaining how they are appropriate and applicable.

As you organize your essay, present your arguments in a logical organization, starting with the most important items and supporting each one with additional information as available and needed. By presenting your information in a logical and orderly manner, you will be contributing to the overall impression that you are well in control of your topic and your presentation of conclusions about it.

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