Basic purpose of this lecture is to present on Explication. An Explication contains three parts: Paraphrase; Analysis; interpretation. Explication is the process of making something clearer. When you carefully explain your performance art piece to your mystified parents, you can describe what you’re doing as an explication. A paraphrase is merely putting the poem into your own words. You may want to paraphrase stanza by stanza. Some poems are really difficult and require you to paraphrase line by line.