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THE ESSAY

Miss B
THE FIVE PART ESSAY
• Long unit of writing
• Has and opening paragraph (introduction), middle paragraphs (body) and
a final paragraph (conclusion)
• Develops topics too broad or complex to be discussed in a single
paragraph
• Follows a central and controlling idea about the topic (thesis statement)
ESSAY STRUCTURE – HOUR GLASS
SHAPE
INTRODUCTION
For example:
“In the novel The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak, the narrator
Death recounts the events of
Nazi Germany.

Body Paragraph 1 – Discusses Main Point 1


Body Paragraph 2 – Discusses Main Point 2
Body Paragraph 3 – Discusses Main Point 3
Body Paragraph 1

Time to “Spill the tea”


BODY PARAGRAPHS
T - Topic
E - Evidence Remember that points
TOPIC – topic sentence or idea you
will explore in this paragraph A - Analysis need to directly support
EVIDENCE – quotes and support your thesis statement
from the text to support your topic from the introductory
ANALYSIS – explanation of the Body Paragraph 2 paragraph.
evidence and how it connects to
your topic T - Topic
Structure: E - Evidence
Examples and evidence
Topic Sentence – 1 sentence A - Analysis
should also support the
Evidence and analysis - ~6
thesis…
sentences
Conclusion sentence – 1
sentence
Body Paragraph 3
T - Topic Be sure to explain how the
Don’t forget transition sentences examples/evidence support
between body paragraphs! Help E - Evidence
the thesis. Don’t assume it is
your reader get from one main A - Analysis obvious!
point to the next.
CONCLUSION
This paragraph is meant to summarise your paper,
you should NOT write about anything new in this
section.
ESSAY TOPICS – CHOOSE ONE
• Discuss the theme of the individual vs. society, and how characters either
conform to or rebel against societal expectations.

• How does the novel explore the idea of family? How is family defined at
the beginning of the novel vs. the end?

• Consider Zusak's use of foreshadowing. By revealing how characters die


early on, or the outcomes to certain events, does Zusak make the novel
less suspenseful or more?

• What is the significance of Hitler's book Mein Kampf within the novel? How
do different characters use it?