Need and Thematic Evidence

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Graded Assignment–LAC1 COMP Unit 16, Lesson 2
Planning an Essay About Theme
Use this informal outline to plan and organize your essay about theme. Make sure that your responses are as complete as you can make them, both because you will be handing in this assignment to be graded and because detailed responses will be more helpful to you as you continue moving forward with the writing process. Remember: You need to complete the assignment by the due date to receive full credit. (2 points)

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The title and author of the poem I have chosen:
Answer: Where The Sidewalk Ends – Shel Silverstein

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Theme I will focus on:
Answer: Childhood and Youth.

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Pattern of organization I will use:
Answer: Imagery

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Title of my essay:
Answer: A Better World

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What I want to include in my introduction:
Answer: The theme of the poem is very deep and challenging.

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My thesis statement is:
"Where the Sidewalk Ends" by Shel Silverstein uses imagery and metaphorical examples to show how childhood and youth in another world is at the place where the sidewalk ends compared to the world that we are living in. (8 points)

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Thematic evidence I want to include in my first body paragraph: Answer: The only way to this world, where the sidewalk ends is to follow the children, or use imagination in order to be able to visit the place.

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Thematic evidence I want to include in my second body paragraph: Answer: The place where the sidewalk ends is beautiful, the sun is shining, birds can rest, and the wind smells like peppermint. He makes this place sound more mysterious when he describes the dark and sad place he lives now.

(8 points)
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Thematic evidence I want to include in my third body paragraph: Answer: He uses childlike...