The second paragraph of the body should include the second strongest argument, second most significant example, second cleverest illustration, or an obvious follow up the first paragraph in the body. The first sentence of this paragraph should contain the reverse hook, which ties in with the transitional hook at the end of the first paragraph of the body. The topic for this paragraph should be in the first or second sentence. This topic should relate to the thesis statement in the introductory paragraph. The last sentence in this paragraph should include a transitional hook to tie into the third paragraph of the body.
Inseparable from any definition of satire is its corrective purpose, expressed through a critical mode which ridicules or otherwise attacks those conditions needing reformation in the opinion of the satirist.
313-16, 459-64) In the , Number III, Swift also disclaims malice as a motive, while again proclaiming the purpose of satire as the correction of vice and the reinstatement of virtue: "There are two Ends that Men propose in writing Satyr; one of them less noble than the other, as regarding nothing further than the private Satisfaction, and Pleasure of the Writer; but without any View towards : The other is a , prompting Men of Genius and Virtue, to mend the World as far as they are able.
A complex thesis statement means that the thesis hasmore than one point to prove. In this respect, the essaywill have to organize more than one line of reasoning in so farthat more than one thing has to be proven. Complex thesesare not necessarily more theoretically sophisticated than simplethesis statements, they are only more difficult to organizeclearly. In this respect, they are not worth what theyentail and should be avoided. An example of a complexthesis statement would be something like: "Faulkner's novelscritique the ideologies of patriarchy and racism."
In the first sentence of the second paragraph (first paragraph of the body) the words "sense" and "manipulation" are used to hook into the end of the introductory paragraph. The first part of the second sentence provides the topic for this paragraph--imagery in a static scene. Then a quotation from "The Tell-Tale Heart" is presented and briefly discussed. The last sentence of this paragraph uses the expressions "sense of feeling" and "sense of sight" as hooks for leading into the third paragraph
There are, of course, variations on the genre of the academicessay--some rather large difference exist, for example, betweenthe social sciences and the humanites. This discussion isbased on the humanties approach. Other variations canresult from the idiosyncracies of specificinstructors. To the degree that what is written here soundsheavy handed and inflexible, I caution instead that such tone istrying to reflect the manner in which your own analysis andwriting will need to sound precise and rigorousthestandards by which the academic essay is evaluated.
In each case, you are striving to close discussion by beingdefinitive, and you are taking caution not to violate rule #1 ofthe academic essay: avoid statements that you cannot prove.
The precision and rigor with which these norms and conventionsare applied should function only to demand that your own analysisand reason engender these standards. They are thus meant toelevate your thinking, not control it. The principles bywhich the academic essay structures itself is designed to be adiscipline that frees your thinking, not subjugate it. Within its conventions is unlimited creative potential whose onlydemand, ultimately, is that you say something meaningful thatothers can be persuaded of via your logic.
Purpose of an entity to exist is personal and depends on an individual of what they make of their life and which expectations to except from others if not they.
‘Embryo Selection’ meaning ‘Embryos are fertilised outside the body and only those with certain genes are selected and implanted in the womb.’ Henceforth meaning that doctors are now able to select specific embryo’s and implant them into the mother of who may have another sick child in order to gain genetic material such as bone marrow which will match the ill-fated child and therefore hopefully be able to save their life....
105-10) The purpose of Pope's zeugma here is to show that "modern" girls think losing one's honor and soiling one's dress are disasters of exactly equal import: conveyed thus cleverly, the message is much more powerful than whole pages of proofs.
The Role of Description
Relating "the object of investigation" or the"object of the thesis" back to the established criteriais necessarily going to involve description. Description isfrequently an unclear and thorny issue for writers of theacademic essayespecially in terms of scope (how much isenough?). The purpose of description, however, clarifiesthe issue of scope. The purpose of description to is tomake clear, or establish WHAT in the object of investigation (thefilm, the scene, the shot) relates to the criteria beingused. It therefore becomes important for the writer to usedescription in such a manner as to establish the basis of therelationship between the object and the criteria. Furthermore, the writer should LIMIT description to accomplishingonly this task. Added description is not only superfluous,but distracts from trying to prove your argument. As aresult, another important norm for the body of the academicessay is:
I see four essential purposes of education: to foster thinking and reasoning skills in students, to create a sense of community, to develop life skills such as responsibility and cooperation, among others, and to provide a precursor for life’s continuous education....
Although Alexander Pope and Voltaire present conflicting views on the purpose of man, both Pope and Voltaire in characterize humans as greedy, egoistical and constantly dissatisfied beings....