1 Write a cause-effect essay statement that identifies at least one pattern of images in the story as a cause and identifies several interesting effects (or results).

1 Write a cause-effect essay statement that identifies at least one pattern of images in the story as a cause and identifies several interesting effects (or results).
2 Put this thesis statement at the top of your response.
¥ For example: In “The Zero Meter Diving Team,” Shepard uses repeated images of fire (or radioactivity, or rivers, or dry mouths, or animals, etc.) to evoke a tone of…, and to suggest a character who…, and to support one theme that….
3 Skip a few lines and start your essay.
¥ You should have at least five main sections:
▪ Introduction
▪ including your thesis, which identifies one pattern of images and at least three effects (tone, character, conflict or theme, etc.)
▪ Body paragraph one
▪ specific imagery and effect on tone, for example
▪ Body paragraph two
▪ specific imagery and effect on character
▪ Body paragraph three
▪ specific imagery and effect on theme
▪ Conclusion
¥ In the essay, represent each body paragraph with a claim in the form of a topic sentence.
¥ In the essay, make note of the evidence from the story that you would use to support your claims. Cite at least one direct quotation from the story in each body paragraph. Make sure to write this and cite this accurately.
Write an MLA formatted Work Cited entry for the story.

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