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  • Terminology and Structure
  •  An essay is a piece of writing that gives your thoughts about a subject. Essays should be approximately 3-5 paragraphs long.
  •  A body paragraph is a middle paragraph in an essay. It develops a point you want to make that supports your thesis.
  •  A body paragraph typically follows the following structure:1. M – Main Idea2. C – Context3. E – Evidence4. A – Analysis5. L – Link to Thesis
  • Main Idea (Paragraph Topic / Claim Sentence) Context for Evidence #1 (Background) Evidence #1 (Concrete Detail) 1 chunk Analysis (Commentary) Analysis (Commentary) Context for Evidence #2 (Background) Evidence #2 (Concrete Detail) 2 chunk Analysis (Commentary ) Analysis (Commentary)Link to Thesis (Concluding Sentence, Link back to Overall Thesis) approximately 100+ words
  •  Main Idea (Paragraph Topic / Claim Sentence)  Subject + Opinion  Makes a claim Context  Introduces evidence  Provide background ▪ What was happening in the story at the time? ▪ Who said the quote? Who was the speaker talking to?
  •  Evidence (Concrete Details)  Facts, Examples, Support, Proof, Quotations Analysis (Commentary)  Insight, interpretation, inference, personal response, reflection, etc.  How your quote proves the claim in your paragraph  Uses language from the quote  Approximately 2 or more sentences
  •  Link to Thesis (Concluding Sentence)  Gives a finished feeling to the paragraph  Ties claim back to the main thesis of the paper
  •  In order to ensure that a paragraph has enough analysis, each of your paragraphs should keep a balanced ratio between Evidence and Analysis: 1 : 2+ Evidence Analysis(Concrete Details) (Commentary)
  •  Sentence 1: (M) Mr. P is a great teacher. Sentence 2: (C): He communicates each student’s progress regularly. Sentence 3: (E): For example, he posts our grades each week. Sentence 4: (A) He obviously cares for his students. Sentence 5: (A) He wants all his students to succeed. Sentence 6: (C): Mr. P also dedicates a great deal of time to his students Sentence 7: (E) Mr. P makes time to help students afterschool everyday. Sentence 8: (A): He is understanding and patient with everyone in class Sentence 9: (A) Mr. P believes that with a little help, every students can succeed. Sentence 10: (L) There should be more teachers like Mr. P
  • “Hanging Fire,” a poem by Audre Lorde, is aboutteenager’s anxiety about growing up. In each of thestanzas, the speaker’s anxiety always comes back tothe sad refrain that her mother is in the “bedroomwith the door closed.” This refrain suggests that hermother is not available to help her. The narratorworries that her mother will not be there for her forproblems as minor as her “ashy” knees and as majoras whether she will “die before morning comes.” Theauthor’s use of diction in “Hanging Fire” highlights theconcerns of a young girl coming of age.
  • “Hanging Fire,” a poem by Audre Lorde, is aboutteenager’s anxiety about growing up. In each of thestanzas, the speaker’s anxiety always comes back tothe sad refrain that her mother is in the “bedroomwith the door closed.” This refrain suggests that hermother is not available to help her. The narratorworries that her mother will not be there for her forproblems as minor as her “ashy” knees and as majoras whether she will “die before morning comes.” Theauthor’s use of diction in “Hanging Fire” highlights theconcerns of a young girl coming of age.
  • “Hanging Fire,” a poem by Audre Lorde, is aboutteenager’s anxiety about growing up. In each of thestanzas, the speaker’s anxiety always comes back tothe sad refrain that her mother is in the “bedroomwith the door closed.” This refrain suggests that hermother is not available to help her. The narratorworries that her mother will not be there for her forproblems as minor as her “ashy” knees and as majoras whether she will “die before morning comes.” Theauthor’s use of diction in “Hanging Fire” highlights theconcerns of a young girl coming of age.
  • “Hanging Fire,” a poem by Audre Lorde, is aboutteenager’s anxiety about growing up. In each of thestanzas, the speaker’s anxiety always comes back tothe sad refrain that her mother is in the “bedroomwith the door closed.” This refrain suggests that hermother is not available to help her. The narratorworries that her mother will not be there for her forproblems as minor as her “ashy” knees and as majoras whether she will “die before morning comes.” Theauthor’s use of diction in “Hanging Fire” highlights theconcerns of a young girl coming of age.
  • “Hanging Fire,” a poem by Audre Lorde, is aboutteenager’s anxiety about growing up. In each of thestanzas, the speaker’s anxiety always comes back tothe sad refrain that her mother is in the “bedroomwith the door closed.” This refrain suggests that hermother is not available to help her. The narratorworries that her mother will not be there for her forproblems as minor as her “ashy” knees and as majoras whether she will “die before morning comes.” Theauthor’s use of diction in “Hanging Fire” highlights theconcerns of a young girl coming of age.