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What is a good introuduction and thesis for this short story? I just need a little help...

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gsstom | Student, College Freshman | (Level 2) Honors

Posted April 12, 2012 at 6:44 PM via web

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What is a good introuduction and thesis for this short story? I just need a little help with this to get started.

My intoduction and thesis has to be focused on how the literary elements contribute to the larger narrative theme.

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stolperia | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted April 12, 2012 at 7:38 PM (Answer #1)

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"How I Met My Husband" uses first person narrative style to tell a story that becomes a classic example of paradoxical writing. These elements lend authenticity to the story, immediately draw the reader into involvement in the development of events, and support the build-up to the surprising and unexpected conclusion.

Your thesis could suggest that use of first person viewpoint is an effective method of promoting involvement of a reader in the action being presented in a story. In addition, use of this viewpoint allows the narrator to present the story in a manner that controls the revelation of facts to build to a surprising conclusion. In support of this thesis, you could then use passages from the story to illustrate your ideas.

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