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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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Introduction attention getter connecting sentences thesis

Introduction: Attention getter, connecting sentences, thesis

Boo! Get the audience’s attention!


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)


Introduction attention getter connecting sentences thesis

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


Body paragraph

Body Paragraph

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Your ideas

  • Your reactions

  • Your opinions

  • Your explanation

  • Must support detail provided

  • 2 per detail


Closing sentence

Closing Sentence

  • Draw a conclusion about the topic

  • What can you say about your point now?

  • Different from topic sentence


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