Section 1

Your thesis statement declares the purpose of your essay. The thesis tells yoru reader exactly what to expect. Usually, your thesis statement will be last sentence of your introduction paragraph.

Introduction and Thesis

Starting Sentence Starting Sentence Option 1: In the novel/story [Title], [Author] explores the theme of ___________by frequently referencing the [Symbol].

 

Starting Sentence Starting Sentence Option 2: [Author] explores the universal theme of __________through the development of the character/s _________ and ___________in his/her story/novel, [title]. 

 

Starting Sentence Starting Sentence Option 3: In the novel/story [Title], [Author] uses the symbol of the ___________to represent __________. 

 

Section 2

In each Supporting Evidence paragraph, you will be providing your own ideas and evidence to support your thesis. Types of evidence you many include are specific details, direct quotations of the text and paraphrasing events from the text. 

Supporting Evidence 1

Starting Sentence Starting Sentence Option 1: [Author] frequently expresses the theme of ________throughout the text. One of the first examples is evident  the following excerpt: [Quote from the text].

 

Starting Sentence Starting Sentence Option 2: From the beginning of the novel/story, [Author] makes frequent references to the [Symbol]. One such example is found in the following excerpt: [Quote text here]. 

 

Section 3

In each Supporting Evidence paragraph, you will be providing your own ideas and evidence to support your thesis. Types of evidence you many include are specific details, direct quotations of the text and paraphrasing events from the text. 

Supporting Evidence 2

Starting Sentence Starting Sentence Option 1: Another scene in [Title] establishes the theme of ________. This occurs when [Summarize/Paraphrase Scene]. 

 

Starting Sentence Starting Sentence Option 2: The theme of [Title] is further established through [Author’s] use of figurative language as evident in this excerpt: [Quote from the text].

 

Section 4

In each Supporting Evidence paragraph, you will be providing your own ideas and evidence to support your thesis. Types of evidence you many include are specific details, direct quotations of the text and paraphrasing events from the text. 

Supporting Evidence 3

Starting Sentence Starting Sentence Option 1: Additionally, [Author] uses descriptive details to convey the theme of ________. A o-strong=" example is the description of 

 

Starting Sentence Starting Sentence Option 2: [Author] further reinforces the theme of ________through the actions of [Character’s Name]. This theme is presented again when [Character’s Name] [Summarize Action].

 

Section 5

Your conclusion must restate your thesis in different words. You may also summarize the main pionts you made in your supporting evidence paragraphs. 

Conclusion

Starting Sentence Starting Sentence Option 1: Through a variety of literary devices, [Author] cemented the theme of ________throughout the text. 

 

Starting Sentence Option2: Finally, the theme of ________is visited when [Summarize scene from text]. 

 

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