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Topic Sentences and Body Paragraphs. Topic Sentences. Checklist Topic sentence… Has key words that connect to the thesis. Makes a specific point (so what?). Can be divided into sub-points. Examples. Thesis - Wiesel demonstrates how faith shatters under the pressure of dehumanization .

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Topic sentences and body paragraphs

Topic Sentences and Body Paragraphs


Topic sentences

Topic Sentences

  • Checklist

    • Topic sentence…

      • Has key words that connect to the thesis.

      • Makes a specific point (so what?).

      • Can be divided into sub-points.


Examples

Examples

  • Thesis - Wiesel demonstrates how faith shatters under the pressure of dehumanization.

    • Topic Sentence #1 – When Moishe the Beadle sees how the SS treat the Jews like animals, he loses faith in God entirely.

    • Topic Sentence #2 – Elie witnesses the inhumanity of the SS in Auschwitz, and his faith dies on the spot and is gone forever.

    • Topic Sentence #3 – Throughout the book, we see several characters who try to hold onto their faith, but after all the inhumanity, lose it.


Paragraph structure

Paragraph Structure


Introducing quotations

Introducing Quotations

  • NEVER start a sentence with a quotation.

    • You MUST introduce the quote.

      • Provide Context (scene, speaker, etc.)

  • Examples

    • If the quote has an “I,” “Me,” or “My” in it, you must tell the reader who is speaking.

      • Towards the end of the memoir, Elie states, “I was nothing but a body” (87).

      • The night of his arrival, after seeing babies unloaded into the crematorium, Wiesel recounts, “Never shall I forget the small faces of the children whose bodies I saw transformed into smoke…Never shall I forget the flames that consumed my faith forever” (34).


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