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Intro Paragraphs

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Seth Jamison

on 22 April 2015

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Transcript of Intro Paragraphs

Intro Paragraphs
Example

Langston Hughes is the author of the poem "Mother to Son". The poem is about a mother who encourages her son to never give up in life because she never will. Throughout Hughes life, he faced hardships and racism as an African American growing up during the Harlem Renaissance. When comparing Hughes' life to the content in his poetry, one sees many similarities. Langston Hughes uses his personal background and experiences to create his literature.
Breakdown
Who and What?
Langston Hughes is the author of the poem "Mother to Son".

Brief summary of the what:
The poem is about a mother who encourages her son to never give up in life because she never will.

Brief background of the who:
Throughout Hughes life, he faced hardships and racism as an African American growing up during the Harlem Renaissance.

How will you be showing the connection?
When comparing Hughes' life to the content in his poetry, one sees many similarities.

What point are you making? (Thesis)
Langston Hughes uses his personal background and experiences to create his literature.
Introduction
The introduction paragraph hooks your reader and introduces them to what will be discussed in your body paragraphs!
What it needs...
+ Brief description of the book you are writing about. - (
The House on Mango Street
)
+ Author of the book (Sandra Cisneros)
+ Brief background on author
+ How you'll be comparing the book to Cisneros' life
+ Thesis Statement
Why?
In our body paragraph we are comparing two things: Sandra Cisneros' life and the content in the vignettes. Therefore, our
introduction
should briefly
introduce
our reader to those two things. Also, we want to let our reader know how we will be comparing the two in our following paragraphs and let them know our main point (thesis) before we get too far.
Your turn...
Now you try to write your own introduction for Sandra Cisneros and
The House on Mango Street
. Use your body paragraph draft to guide you!
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