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Introduction: Attention getter, connecting sentences, thesis. Boo! Get the audience’s attention!. Prompt. How does the conflict between cultural traditions and modern values affect the characters?. Pronouns. Avoid them! Do NOT use I, me, my, our, yours, you, etc.

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Prompt
Prompt

  • How does the conflict between cultural traditions and modern values affect the characters?


Pronouns
Pronouns

  • Avoid them!

  • Do NOT use I, me, my, our, yours, you, etc.

  • Remember that your subject is the literature


Thesis
Thesis

  • One statement (1 sentence)

  • In a literary analysis, it must include title, author, topic and point(s) made about the topic

  • Strategy: examine prompt and put it into your own voice and words, be sure to include all elements of the prompt (this keeps focus), write your thesis FIRST!

  • Thesis goes in the last line of intro. Why?

  • To transition into body paragraphs


Thesis statement
Thesis Statement

  • Every story has a purpose for being told, but the three most important purposes of storytelling are explaining life’s mysteries, passing down cultural traditions, and teaching life lessons which are evident in “The Fisherman and the Jinnee” from “Genesis” and “PopolVuh,” “Sibi” from the Mahabarata, and The “Counsels of the Bird” by Rumi.


Attention getter
Attention Getter

  • Get your audience interested in your topic

  • Strategies: narrative, quote, background information, imagery (paint a picture of your topic for audience), start with a big idea


Example attention getter
Example Attention Getter

From the dawn of ancient civilization to modern society, storytelling has been and still is a large part of human relationships and culture.


Connecting sentences
Connecting Sentences

  • Lead into the thesis

  • Now bring in elements of the story that relate to attention getter and thesis


Connecting sentences1
Connecting Sentences

Throughout history and from every corner of the earth, stories have been used to explain life’s mysteries such as where and how did life begin? Without storytelling, many civilizations would be lost because storytelling preserves cultural traditions and passes them on to future generations. However, most importantly, stories teach morals and values to younger generations.


What does an introduction look like
What does an Introduction look like?

  • Indent

  • Attention getter (1-2 +)

  • Connecting sentences (2-3+)

  • Thesis (1)


Every story has a purpose for being told, but the three most important purposes of storytelling are explaining life’s mysteries, passing down cultural traditions, and teaching life lessons which are evident in “The Fisherman and the Jinnee” from “Genesis” and “PopolVuh,” “Sibi” from the Mahabarata, and The “Counsels of the Bird” by Rumi. Throughout history and from every corner of the earth, stories have been used to explain life’s mysteries such as where and how did life begin? Without storytelling, many civilizations would be lost because storytelling preserves cultural traditions and passes them on to future generations. However, most importantly, stories teach morals and values to younger generations. Every story has a purpose for being told, but the three most important purposes of storytelling are explaining life’s mysteries, passing down cultural traditions, and teaching life lessons which are evident in “The Fisherman and the Jinnee” from “Genesis” and “PopolVuh,” “Sibi” from the Mahabarata, and The “Counsels of the Bird” by Rumi.


Body building
Body Building important purposes of storytelling are explaining life’s mysteries, passing down cultural traditions, and teaching life lessons which are evident in “The Fisherman and the Jinnee” from “Genesis” and “


Body paragraph
Body Paragraph important purposes of storytelling are explaining life’s mysteries, passing down cultural traditions, and teaching life lessons which are evident in “The Fisherman and the Jinnee” from “Genesis” and “

  • Keep focus with Clear Topic Sentence

  • Provide Support!! All details must have focus (support the topic sentence)!

  • Concrete Details (at least two)

  • Always provide page numbers

  • Commentary are your ideas! Must explain the concrete detail provided


Topic sentence
Topic Sentence important purposes of storytelling are explaining life’s mysteries, passing down cultural traditions, and teaching life lessons which are evident in “The Fisherman and the Jinnee” from “Genesis” and “

  • Look back to thesis

  • Write a sentence about your first point (from thesis)

  • Do not use a concrete detail from the text as a topic sentence

  • Should be pretty general


Concrete detail
Concrete Detail important purposes of storytelling are explaining life’s mysteries, passing down cultural traditions, and teaching life lessons which are evident in “The Fisherman and the Jinnee” from “Genesis” and “

  • Fact from text

  • Specific event/area from text

  • Use a quote

  • Use a brief summary

  • SPECIFIC

  • 2 per body paragraph

  • Use transitions (for example, specifically, etc)


Commentary
Commentary important purposes of storytelling are explaining life’s mysteries, passing down cultural traditions, and teaching life lessons which are evident in “The Fisherman and the Jinnee” from “Genesis” and “

  • Your ideas

  • Your reactions

  • Your opinions

  • Your explanation

  • Must support detail provided

  • 2 per detail


Closing sentence
Closing Sentence important purposes of storytelling are explaining life’s mysteries, passing down cultural traditions, and teaching life lessons which are evident in “The Fisherman and the Jinnee” from “Genesis” and “

  • Draw a conclusion about the topic

  • What can you say about your point now?

  • Different from topic sentence


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