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Personal Narrative Hooks using The Lion King as a sample
THESIS: “I had to be courageous in the elephant graveyard.” We are imagining that we are Nala and need to write a personal narrative essay
What is a hook? Hooking your reader means getting the reader excited and pulling them into your writing like a fisherman catching and reeling in a fish.
Hook your reader! Choose a strategy: 1.Begin with a famous quote or song lyric. (Reminder: Be sure to reference who said or wrote the words. 2.Compare your topic to an unlike thing using a simile or metaphor. 3.Give a startling statistic or fact. (Reminder: Be sure to take from a reliable source and reference) 4.Begin with a zoomed in detailed description. 5.Use an exclamation or onomatopoeia PLUS a question.
Sample introduction using a song lyric: “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Stand a little taller.” Those lyrics by Kelly Clarkson played over and over in my head as I ran. I had to be courageous as Simba and I were chased through the elephant graveyard.
Examples from Ms. Carter’s homeroom using a simile or metaphor The elephant graveyard was as scary as death itself! The hyenas were as ugly and stupid as zombies.
using a zoomed in description The elephant skull was huge and dusty, with flaky, dry skin.
Using an exclamation or onomatopoeia (sound affects) PLUS a question “ HA HA HA!!! Have you ever heard a laugh that made you shiver or cringe?”
YOUR INTODUCTION (paragraph 1) FOR YOUR PERSONAL NARRATIVE (3-4 sentences total) 1-2 sentence hook A connector sentence that explains the hook and makes it flow into your thesis. A thesis statement. In this case, our thesis is simple: “I had to be courageous when…” EXAMPLE: “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Stand a little taller.” Those lyrics by Kelly Clarkson played over and over in my head as I ran. I had to be courageous as Simba and I were chased through the elephant graveyard.