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by Ray Bradbury

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What would be a good thesis statement if you are writing a essay about literary elements in Fahrenheit 451?

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A good thesis statement should contain enough information that your reader can read just that one sentence and know the main claim of your argument. It should contain the name of the piece of literature and the writer, and it should contain the response to whatever prompt you've been assigned. If you are writing about literary devices used in the story, one tactic might be to choose three devices and dedicate a paragraph or two explaining the use of each of them. It may also be useful to consider what effect the devices have on the story. Maybe they work together to create a theme or a mood.

Examples of that would be something like this:

In Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury uses symbolism, suspense, and allusion in order to develop his theme of the danger of censorship.

Ray Bradbury's famous novel, Fahrenheit 451, is known as a sci-fi thriller that warns against the dangers of conformity, and Bradbury uses allusion and suspense to make the theme more memorable.

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