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Types of Details, Coherence, and Transitions in Body Paragraphs For additional information and resources, refer to chapter 3 of Steps to Writing Well
Note Taking For slides containing this picture, take notes in your notebook. I will make the rest of the information from this power point available to you on the class website. Thus, you do not need to copy everything.
In your body paragraphs, you want to create several types of details as evidence. Here are types of details that you will want to use in your essay.
Types of Details for a Literary Analysis Examples – Definitions – Reasons – Comparisons – Quotations –
Paragraph Coherence Coherence in an essay means One way to achieve coherence is through the order you create in your essay.
Deductive Order For a literary analysis essay, Deductive Order will work the best. Deductive Order means
Transition within Paragraphs Paragraphs need transition to help the reader move smoothly from one thought to another. To do this, use transition words and phrases, repeat key words, and use parallelism.
Transition Words from page 70 of Steps to Writing Well Giving Examples – for example, for instance, specifically, in particular, namely, another, other. Comparison – similarly, not only … but also, in comparison. Contrast – although, but, while, in contrast, however, though, on the other hand
Transition Words continued from page 70 of Steps to Writing Well Sequence – first, second, third, finally, moreover, also, in addition, next, then, after, furthermore, and Results – therefore, thus, consequently, as a result
Repetition of Key Words Repeat important phrases throughout a paragraph. What words are repeated many times in this paragraph? Example and Practice: One of the most common, and yet most puzzling, phobias is the fear of snakes. It’s only natural, of course, to be afraid of a poisonous snake, but many people are just as terrified of the harmless varieties. For such people, a tiny green snake is as terrifying as a cobra. Some researchers say this unreasonable fear of any and all snakes is a legacy left to us by our cave-dwelling ancestors, for whom these reptiles were a real and constant danger.
Parallelism in Action Which sentences in this paragraph have parallel structure? How are they parallel (What is the same in many sentences)? (1)The weather of Texas offers something for everyone. (2) If you are the kind who likes to see snow drifting onto mountain peaks, a visit to the Big Bend area will satisfy your eye. (3) If, on the other hand, you demand a bright sun to bake your skin a golden brown, stop in the southern part of the state. (4) And for hardier souls, who ask from nature a show of force, the skies of the Panhandle regularly release ferocious springtime tornadoes. (5) Finally, if you are the fickle type, by all means come to central Texas, where the sun at any time may shine unashamed throughout the most torrential rainstorm.
Practice Now, let’s practice what we’ve learned. We will use Matched as our common text.