Greek Mythology

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I need a hook for my topic Greek Mythology.

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A hook refers to an interesting or surprising element in the introduction meant to grab the reader's attention. The hook is one part of the introduction and usually leads into the thesis statement. There are many often-used ways to do this that would complement a Greek Mythology essay. Choose a hook to include in the introduction that connects to the thesis or topic of the Greek Mythology essay. For example, a question is a classic hook technique. You might ask the question: “Did you know that Poseidon, god of the sea, was also god of earthquakes?"

A surprising statement or caution is also an effective way to hook a reader. One way to include a caution could be to state: “Caution readers! If the love triangles and drama of today’s television shows offend you, do not read this essay about the exploits of the ancient Greek deities! They were scandalous!”

Lastly, you could connect with the feelings of the audience. You might do this by asking a question and making a statement such as: “Do you remember the last time you loved reading about history? No? I agree but read on! The trials and tribulations of the Greek gods make history exciting and interesting!”



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