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Three Paragraph Essay Below is a formula to use for writing a three-paragraph literary analysis. Pay attention to what is asked for in each sentence. Notice the ONE supporting paragraph has at least two quotes supporting your central point and there are more than five sentences in the paragraph. This is just a guide, some papers will be longer, some shorter. Always read any assignment clearly before beginning, so that you know what is expected of you. Opening Paragraph: Sentence One – Introduction to topic. Sentence Two – Introduction to work of literature you will be discussing Sentence Three – Thesis Statement (Combining topic and specific part of the work of literature you will be analyzing) Supporting Paragraph: Sentence One – Introduce the first point (from your thesis) that you are discussing. Sentence Two – Introduce scenario from the work of literature that will aid in making your point. (You may need more than one sentence to do this.)
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Unformatted text preview: Sentence Three – Present quote or paraphrase from literature that supports the point you are making. (Document the source.) Sentence Four – Explain how the quote/paraphrase supports your point. Sentence Five – Introduce second scenario from the work of literature that will aid in making your point. (You may need more than one sentence to do this.) Sentence Six – Present quote or paraphrase from literature that supports the point you are making. (Document the source.) Sentence Seven – Explain how the quote/paraphrase supports your point. Sentence Eight – Summarize your point in relation to the work you are analyzing. Make sure it includes a transition to closing. Closing Paragraph: Repeat paragraph one rewriting sentences in reverse order Sentence One – Restate thesis. Sentence Two – Review documentation used and how it ties to main idea. Sentence Three – Summary sentence restating overall idea of paper....
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