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How to write a well structured body paragraph. Thesis statement. You need to start your paragraph with a strong thesis statement that answers the question. (Otherwise known as your point) A thesis statement is like a washing line! You need to hang your arguments on it. . Paragraph structure.

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Thesis statement
Thesis statement

  • You need to start your paragraph with a strong thesis statement that answers the question. (Otherwise known as your point)

  • A thesis statement is like a washing line! You need to hang your arguments on it.


Paragraph structure
Paragraph structure

  • P is for Point

  • E is for Example

  • T is for Technique/Language used

  • A is for Analysis

  • L is for Link back to the question


A model body paragraph
A model body paragraph

  • Conrad presents a damning indictment of colonialism in ‘Heart of Darkness’. In the opening pages, Marlow describes Brussels as ‘the whited sepulchre’. This description alludes to Jesus’ characterisation of the Pharisees as ‘whited sepulchres who are full of dead men’s bones’. In this way, Marlow has emphasised the hypocritical nature of Brussels. Like the Pharisees, it is outwardly attractive but devoid of purpose. In this way, he has underlined the moral bankruptcy of Brussels and its colonial mission.


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