The first sentence of this paragraph should include the reverse hook which ties in with the transitional hook at the end of the first paragraph of the body.
In "The Tell-Tale Heart," Poe uses the following image to describe a static scene: "His room was as black as pitch with the thick darkness . ." Poe used the words "black," "pitch," and "thick darkness" not only to show the reader the condition of the old man's room, but also to make the reader feel the darkness." 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.
The first paragraph of the body should contain the strongest argument, most significant example, cleverest illustration, or an obvious beginning point.
The first sentence of this paragraph should include the "reverse hook" which ties in with the transitional hook at the end of the introductory paragraph.
The introductory paragraph includes a paraphrase of something said by a famous person in order to get the reader's attention.
The second sentence leads up to the thesis statement which is the third sentence.The third paragraph of the body should contain the weakest argument, weakest example, weakest illustration, or an obvious follow up to the second paragraph in the body.The first sentence of this paragraph should include the reverse hook which ties in with the transitional hook at the end of the second paragraph.It is not the only format for writing an essay, of course, but it is a useful model for you to keep in mind, especially as you begin to develop your composition skills.The following material is adapted from a handout prepared by Harry Livermore for his high school English classes at Cook High School in Adel, Georgia. See, first, Writing Introductory Paragraphs for different ways of getting your reader involved in your essay.The last sentence in this paragraph should include a transitional hook to tie into the second paragraph of the body.The second paragraph of the body should contain the second strongest argument, second most significant example, second cleverest illustration, or an obvious follow up the first paragraph in the body.The last sentence uses the words "one blind eye" which was in the quotation. (It is less important that this paragraph has a hook since the last paragraph is going to include a summary of the body of the paper.) The first sentence of the concluding paragraph uses the principal words from the quotations from each paragraph of the body of the paper. The second and third sentences provide observations which can also be considered a summary, not only of the content of the paper, but also offers personal opinion which was logically drawn as the result of this study.This expression provides the transitional hook for the last paragraph in the body of the paper. The last sentence returns to the Edgar Allan Poe-Stephen King relationship which began this paper.In the first sentence of the fourth paragraph (third paragraph in the body), "one blind eye" is used that hooks into the previous paragraph. This sentence also provides a "wrap-up" and gives the paper a sense of finality.This first sentence also lets the reader know that this paragraph will deal with descriptions of people: ".