Main purpose for the introduction is threefold:
Engage the reader with a hook
Introduce the text to be analyzed or the topic and give background information
End with a thesis statement focusing on both form and content, (form + content) or (style + argument) Guidance for Thesis Development
When analyzing a text, you will want to examine both CONTENT and FORM and include the ideas in a well-crafted thesis.
Links to help you write an engaging hook for narratives
Develop a thesis for literary analysis
ONE WORK: Writing your thesis
In (Name of Work), (Full Name of Author) (uses, employs, relies, utilizes), (device/strategy/technique), and (device/strategy/technique) to (show, reveal, emphasize, argue, reinforce, insist, point out) that (effect/purpose/theme).
Possible Thesis Statements:
In Swamplandia, by Karen Russel, the author uses a first person POV, an admiring tone, and kinesthetic word choice to depict the theme that people have different sides to them that various people see.
Through the use of vivid imagery and an admirable tone, Karen Russell shows how a child can recognize the different roles that their parents can play