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Can anyone tell me an example of a topic sentence from "The Scarlet Ibis"?How...

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fer71 | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted August 11, 2008 at 5:09 AM via web

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Can anyone tell me an example of a topic sentence from "The Scarlet Ibis"?

How can I find the topic sentence to discuss the emotions or the physically from the story?

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junebug614 | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted August 11, 2008 at 5:27 AM (Answer #1)

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A topic sentence should give the reader a pretty good idea of what the rest of the paragraph is going to be about.  It is normally the very first sentence in a paragraph.

 One example from The Scarlet Ibis is, "When he was two, if you laid him on his stomach, he began to move himself, straining terribly."  This sentence gives the reader a basic idea about what will follow in the rest of the paragraph -- a description of what happens when the narrator's brother is laid on his stomach

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