Illustrative essays

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Illustrative essays

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  2. 2.  The example/illustration essay is the most simple, straightforward essay form you will encounter. It is also the one you will always continue to use in writing your future essays, because all essays, whether argumentative or informational, need the support that good illustrations provide.
  3. 3.  Exemplification = Providing Examples Exemplification is writing using specific examples and anecdotes to provide a clear analysis of your topic. You can use narratives, anecdotes, and/or facts.
  4. 4.  Title  Body Paragraphs  Explains the essence or the core of the  Consider the audience and purpose essay in a few words or phrases  Contain examples that clearly explain the topic Introductory Paragraph  Contain one controlling idea or  Sparks interest in readers so they will example per paragraph want to continue reading  Contain supporting details for each  Leads into the Thesis and explains example why the exemplification is important and merits discussion (without saying  Transitions “I think”)  Provide transitional words and sentences to guide your reader Thesis through the text  Indicates the topic you will exemplify, the controlling idea, purpose, and  Concluding Paragraph writing pattern  Provides an effective ending to the  Example 1, Example 2, Example 3 in story Thesis Statement fall in the same order in the body of the essay
  5. 5. Example #1 Example #2 Example #3• 1st Supporting • 1st Supporting • 1st Supporting Detail Detail Detail• 2nd Supporting • 2nd Supporting • 2nd Supporting Detail Detail Detail
  6. 6. Some people treat animals like humans Dress pets in Call themselves Give pets human-like Mommy andhuman names clothes Daddy

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