This set's terminology (20) The introductory paragraph's goal is to elicit an emotional response from the reader. (JWB) The statement "I recognize, of course, that the danger people sense is not a hallucination" serves primarily to address a counterargument. It does so by disproving the claim that ghosts are a natural part of human nature.
People need reasons to believe in things beyond what can be seen or touched. So the author provides several examples of things that most people believe in but cannot see or feel. He then states that even though these are natural things people feel they need something more than nature alone to explain them. This argument proves that ghosts are not natural things and so they can be dangerous illusions.
The last sentence serves as a coda. It gives readers the hope that even if this evidence isn't enough to convince everyone, it should be enough to make them think twice before going after a ghost.
"An opening phrase should entice the reader to start reading," he says. "It should say: Pay attention. Come on in. Do you want to know more about it?" The opening phrase establishes the tone for the whole work, no matter how long or short it is, and teases the "narrative vehicle" through which the author will move the book ahead.
He continues: "An opening sentence is like an opening door: It should be clear but not too clear. And it should lead into something worth seeing or doing (or reading) next."
As for what should go inside the opening line? Bozovic suggests writing something that states the main idea of your work clearly and concisely. It should also give readers a reason to keep reading. For example: "Beware! This book is about why everyone's favorite cartoon character is racist!" Or, if you're going for a more subtle message: "This novel explores whether happiness is a realistic goal for humans."
Finally, he recommends writing something that sounds good when you read it out loud. That means avoiding using proper names or terms of endearment in your opening line, because they won't sound right when spoken aloud.
The first paragraph is called an intro paragraph. It gets readers interested in the topic by explaining what will happen in the story, who is involved, and any other details necessary for understanding the plot.
Paragraphs are the basic building blocks of writing. A paragraph should have a clear beginning and ending. It should also contain one main idea or thought. Many people think of a paragraph as being defined by a line break, but this is incorrect. A paragraph can be as little as a single sentence or it can be as long as needed to express the idea or concept. Some examples of paragraphs are:
This is an example of a short paragraph. It contains only one idea or concept and is usually used when describing something very brief or simple.
The following is an example of a longer paragraph. It can include multiple ideas or concepts from one sentence to several sentences long.
Finally, here is an example of a really long paragraph. It includes several ideas or concepts separated by commas and ends with a period. This type of paragraph is used when you want to give the reader more information about the topic.
The lead sentence or paragraph's objective is to summarize what will be explained throughout the piece of writing. The lead sentence is the first sentence of a paragraph that sets the tone for the rest of the paragraph. The essential purpose of a piece of writing is stated in this statement. This sentence gives the reader an idea about what kind of article he or she is going to read.
Some useful tips on how to write a good lead sentence:
Start with a question. Questions are interesting because they grab readers' attention and make them want to know more about the topic discussed in the article. Using "why" and "how" as leading questions can help you create a compelling lead sentence that gets your audience interested in what you have to say.
Use a specific verb. A good lead sentence should contain a specific verb (such as "to explain," "to list," or "to claim"). This type of verb makes the sentence clear and concise, which is important when trying to catch readers' eyes.
Include relevant information in the lead sentence. It is helpful if the lead sentence is relevant to the topic discussed in the essay. If you are writing about sports, for example, mentioning something about a player would be appropriate here. Including relevant information helps keep your readers interested in the essay.
Avoid using too many adjectives or adverbs.