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					         Writing Your Essay
• Thesis Statement
• The House on Mango Street
  ex. “The theme is loss of innocence
  because Esperanza goes through
  experiences that force her to grow up”
          Thesis Statement
• The Afterlife
ex. The theme of The Afterlife is moving on,
  because Chuy is able to overcome his
  anger and put his energy towards Crystal.
      Now…how to make body
          paragraphs
• 1st body paragraph = 1st argument:
How he overcomes his anger/ he’s able to
  understand and move forward
Explain his anger
“Although Chuy is angry at his murderer, he
  is able to accept it and move forward.”
(saying “come to terms” is a cliché)
         What next? …….
• Explain your topic sentence to your
  reader.
• Use a “narrow down” sentence
Ex: “Chuy lets go and moves on when he
  overlooks that his murderer was never
  discovered.”
       Then…add quotation
Ex. “For example, Chuy thinks about his
 aunt’s desire for revenge:

 (find a quote and integrate it here)
      Then, explain the quote
“His aunt meant to say that …”

				
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