Basic Composition Of An Essay

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The topic for this paragraph should be in the first or second sentence.This topic should relate to the thesis statement in the introductory paragraph.In the first sentence of the fourth paragraph (third paragraph in the body), "one blind eye" is used that hooks into the previous paragraph. This sentence also provides a "wrap-up" and gives the paper a sense of finality.

The topic for this paragraph should be in the first or second sentence.

Then a quotation from "The Tell-Tale Heart" is presented and briefly discussed.

The last sentence of this paragraph uses the expressions "sense of feeling" and "sense of sight" as hooks for leading into the third paragraph.

Elements of an Essay Created in 1991 by Gordon Harvey, Assistant Director, Harvard Expository Writing Program Edited in 1994 by Dr. Taylor, Senior Lecturer, Nonfiction Writing Program, Department of English, Brown University Most of your writing at Brown will take the form of essays about a text or group of texts, whether your instructor calls them "essays" or not.

By essay we in this [handout] will mean a written argument, readable in one sitting, in which some idea is developed and supported.

The thesis statement (sentence 3) presents topic of the paper to the reader and provides a mini- outline. The mini- outline tells the reader that this paper will present Poe's use of imagery in three places in his writing: (1) description of static setting; (2) description of dynamic setting; and (3) description of a person.

The last sentence of the paragraph uses the words "manipulation" and "senses" as transitional hooks., which represents only the subject area of an essay.A good thesis must be arguable; there must be intelligent ways to disagree with it.The third paragraph of the body should contain the weakest argument, weakest example, weakest illustration, or an obvious follow up to the second paragraph in the body.The first sentence of this paragraph should include the reverse hook which ties in with the transitional hook at the end of the second paragraph.The last sentence in this paragraph should include a transitional hook to tie into the second paragraph of the body.The second paragraph of the body should contain the second strongest argument, second most significant example, second cleverest illustration, or an obvious follow up the first paragraph in the body.This paragraph should include the following: Stephen King, creator of such stories as Carrie and Pet Sematary, stated that the Edgar Allan Poe stories he read as a child gave him the inspiration and instruction he needed to become the writer that he is.Poe's short story "The Tell-Tale Heart" is a story about a young man who kills an old man who cares for him, dismembers the corpse, then goes mad when he thinks he hears the old man's heart beating beneath the floor boards under his feet as he sits and discusses the old man's absence with the police.The last sentence in this paragraph should include a transitional concluding hook that signals the reader that this is the final major point being made in this paper.This hook also leads into the last, or concluding, paragraph.

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