Is this a good intro paragraph for my scarlet letter paper?
Topic: Letter writing paper sets
July 16, 2019 / By Gaynor Question:
Imagine your town. What are the people like? Would you be accepted if you had to wear an extravagant A on your bosom? So you think it will not be that bad, What if the A stood for adulterer. Would you be embarrassed? Put yourself in a early seventeenth century puritan town, in which even dancing may be unholy. Adultery definitely will not be accepted. Then you commit adultery. Hester Prynne, from The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, was in this very situation. At the beginning of the novel Hester was seen as a horrible person, and that she would never be forgiven of her sin. The town was proven to be wrong. She was eventually forgiven of her sin. Hester watches her new found lover Dimmesdale the father of her daughter Pearl, slowly fade away as her ex lover tortures him. Hester and Dimmesdale want to be rid of their sins and start a new life with their daughter Pearl and unite as one. Their plan eventually comes to a halt, and not only leads to the demise of Dimmesdale but ...
Best Answers: Is this a good intro paragraph for my scarlet letter paper?
Debs | 3 days ago
Your first paragraph should grab your reader's attention and move forward to the story you want to tell. By starting with your 3 questions you got me stuck: in my town there's no way I will wear an A on my bosom!!! You lost my attention!!!
In your first paragraph you need to expose the setting: start with the little town of puritans. Mention the stinging cold weather they must have felt in 1600. Make people SEE what you are seeing!!! And remember: do not preach!!!
A story is about entertaining! Yes, there's a message, but your readers should never feel that you're preaching because they'll gete defensive.
Now, you already have the whole story: The Scarlett Letter. What moved you? Was there something that touched you deeply? What was fair/not fair to you?
Another thing: your paragraph is too confusing. You have too many concepts/ideas that you could develop into single paragraphs. You move too fast from one idea to the next one. Be patient. Writing isn't about telling all your thoughts in one single paragraph, but narrating them to others in order, in short sentences, and so that the first flows into the second one, and so on.
I hope this answer helped you.
By the way: Never ever write about something that doesn't matter to you. Whatever you want to write about this story should be something that really moves you; that inspires you to an answer!
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Originally Answered: How do i start my intro paragraph for my research paper?
Most effective essay introductory paragraphs begin with general statements on the topic and conclude with the thesis statement. The concluding paragraph should open with a restating of the thesis and become general.
Before we get into the big picture, fix the problem with parallel structure in this sentence:
At the beginning of the novel Hester was seen as a horrible person, and that she would never be forgiven of her sin.
To me, the best solution is to give up on having two parallel anythings and make it read this way: At the beginning of the novel Hester was seen as a horrible person who would never be forgiven for her sin. (Change "of" to "for" in the second sentence after that one, too, or just omit any preposition.)
Now for the larger elements. For an introduction, the paragraph is rather long, especially since there's evidently more to it. What's your thesis--the main idea of the whole essay? Unless your teacher has instructed otherwise, you should put it at the END of the introduction. If it's that Hester is eventually forgiven or redeemed, then stop there and move the rest of what was in that paragraph to the body. Once you show what your main idea is, it will be easier to see how to set up the rest of the essay.
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I think your approach is too scattered. You throw out a bunch of ideas, but I have no idea what your theme is or where you're going with your essay. This paragraph is too much a list of assorted facts about the novel.
You address the reader directly. You talk about adultery. You jump from attitudes in the beginning of the book to those at the ending. You do too much in this one paragraph.
I'd come up with a thesis--a point you're trying to demonstrate. The facts you use should be connected with your thesis. And you should probably try to be more chronological in the order you present your facts. After all, the characters do change quite a bit in this novel.
Your sentences and grammar are fine: you are usually lucid in what you say. (The sentence "Hester watches...." needs some commas.)You should work on your overall structure and organization.
One easy approach: in any one paragraph, give a generalization, followed by facts to support that generalization.
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It definitely sounds like more of a blurb than an introduction to a topical paper. The intro should inform the reader that you intend to establish a position if it is a thesis paper. If it is just a book report you may be okay.
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Originally Answered: Whats a good intro paragraph for this outline. First 2 answer will get the best answer?
I think everyone should write their own paper, but I do have some great instructional links at my website which will make it much easier for you do that (as it appears you have the dreaded "introduction" writer's block). It is all about writing. Go there and:
- click on the "General Essay Help" button or on "Links for Creating Essays"
- get the instructions at the two links in red on that page. Both are excellent, and very useful tools. Use the Wiki method for writing your essay (it will have you write your introduction LAST!) and the Thesis statement "how to" for creating your paper's thesis statement.
- Take a look at the links on the "Essay Help by Type" page (or click on the More Links prompt at the bottom right of the links page). Get the instructions for writing a "5 Paragrah Essay". You should still use the Wiki instructions as your primary method for writing your paper. It is the best method out there.
Here is the link to my website. It is small, all about essay writing, and there are no ads:
Take a look around and bookmark it for future assignments, too.
A couple of thoughts on your essay. What you published in your question is a brainstormed list of topics. You only need to choose the best 3 for a 5 paragraph essay, as you will write one body paragraph about each of the chosen sub-topics (your reasons in support of school uniforms).
Your thesis statement will read something like: School uniforms are a great choice for student clothing because they , , and .
That thesis statement will eventually become the last sentence in your introduction paragraph. You will write the 3 body paragraphs next, one for each . Then you will write your conclusion by summarizing the points you made in the body paragraphs. Then, lastly, you will write your introduction and "introduce" your paper.
That's it. Nice and easy. I wish you the best of luck and enjoy your summer vacation!
One other comment, don't worry about arguments against your reasons, as I can come up with arguments against those arguments! (Such as school "letter" jackets have been in use for decades and decades and have not caused undue or major "affiliation" issues. Children grow out of ALL of their clothing, thats why garage sales come in handy. Uniforms means less money is spent on "play" or "everyday" clothes, so it evens out in the cost department., etc.)