Mythological Hero Essay Outline (Argument + Compare/Contrast)
Which of the heroes that we have encountered so far is the MOST heroic? Compared to whom? (Norse: 468, 475, Chinese: 330, African: 518, Greek: Handout)
BODY PARAGRAPH A: ____________________________
BODY PARAGRAPH B: ____________________________
BODY PARAGRAPH C: ____________________________
Counterargument: (Compare/Contrast Element)
T = Topic sentence – main idea of paragraph
I = Introduce quote(s) – give context of where this quote is coming from
Q = Quote(s) – be sure to cite (author’s last name and page #)
A = Analysis of quote(s) – explain how the quote proves your topic sentence
T = Topic sentence: write a topic sentence for the paragraph. A topic sentence needs a focus or limiting idea.
I = Introduce quote: Before you write the quote that provides evidence to support your topic sentence, you need to introduce it. You need to give some context or setting to the quote. If someone is speaking the quoted words, you should tell your reader who is talking and where this quote is coming from. Don’t assume the reader knows what the text is – explain it. The quote cannot "exist" on its own--it must be attached to this introduction sentence
Q = Quote(s): provide a quote or two from the text that supports the topic sentence. A quote can be actual words from the text or a paraphrase. Remember to cite you quote using MLA format.
A = Analysis: explain to the reader (in 2-3 sentences) how the quote(s) supports your topic, or how it proves your thesis to be true. DO NOT just restate the quote in your own words. You have to analyze it, which means you have to explain how it proves the point you are trying to make.