Hook : One or two sentences that hook the reader into your essay (see class notes for techniques)
Bridge: phrase or sentence that links the hook to the thesis
1. WHAT : The argument. This is A THEME STATEMENT and is short but powerful and carefully worded. It should NOT BE SELF EVIDENT. It IS an argument.
2. HOW : How the “what” is proven e.g. character, imagery, conflict, setting etc. Be specific. In this essay there are two (2) “hows”.
3. SO WHAT: The greater significance of the “what”. It goes beyond this work and teaches us about how this thematic idea applies to all humans.
Topic sentence- 1st “How” + “What”
Point #1- Introduce the 1st example from the play that proves the “what”.
Proof #1- quote from play that proves point #1.
Analysis and Tieback #1-explain quote above (analyze) and then explain how quote supports theme (tieback).
Transition and Point #2- - Introduce the 2nd example from the play that proves the “what”.
Proof #2- 2nd quote from the play that proves point #2.
Analysis and Tieback #2- explain quote above (analyze) and then explain how quote supports theme (tieback).
Concluding Sentence-transition + 1st “How” + “What”
Topic sentence- 2nd how + what
Transition and Point #1-
Proof #1- SAME AS ABOVE BUT FOR 2ND “HOW”
Analysis and Tieback #1
Transition and Point #2
Analysis and Tieback #2
Concluding Sentence- 2ND how + what
• Use Transitions!!!!
• Properly cite the quotations and edit/reread to make sure quotations fit smoothly into your writing.