Outline: Short Story (1st P)

Short Story (6th P)
Character: female, 22 years old, Annabel
Annabel decides to change
Rising Action:
Falling action:
Annabel meets Luke, a good Christian boy,
Annabel meets Luke’s friends and realizes she can
and falls in love but Luke won’t give her the
have fun without drugs and alcohol in her life.
time of day because her life is a mess.
Annabel is a lost soul doing bad things
Annabel has gotten on the right track in life
Short Story Essay (6th P)
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2. ________ Sight
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Luke and
his friends
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Outline: Expository (Leadership)
A. Thesis: Two of the most important qualities that
someone needs in order to be a good leader are wisdom
and responsibility.
II. Quality 1- Wisdom
A. Explanation – Wisdom is a significant attribute of
a respectable leader because people who are wise are
often empathetic and knowledgeable.
B. Example I.
Outline: Expository (Leadership) (cont.)
Quality 2 –
A. Explanation – Responsibility is another essential trait
that an exceptional leader must possess because others rely
on these leaders to complete the tasks they take on and to
make decisions that will benefit the greater good.
B. Example –
A. Restate thesis – Even though there are a multitude of
characteristics that make someone a suitable leader, I feel that
the two most valuable are wisdom and responsibility.
Outline: Expository (Lessons)
A. Thesis: An activity that teaches important life lessons is
Activity, which teaches lesson1 and lesson 2.
Lesson 1 –
A. Explain – Why is this an important Life lesson?
B. Example – How does your activity teach this lesson?
Outline: Expository (Lessons) (cont.)
Lesson 2
A. Explain – Why is this lesson important?
B. Example – How does your activity teach this lesson?
A. Restate thesis:
Short Answer 1: “Love”
A = In “Love,” the narrator uses language to reveal his attitude
toward the female snake by using imagery.
SP = This is shown when the narrator describes
P = the female snake as being “beautifully poised in the sunlight.”
E = By using imagery to describe the snake as beautifully poised,
the narrator reveals his feelings of admiration toward the snake
through the use of language.
Short Answer 2: Raisin in the Sun
A = In A Raisin in the Sun, the college catalogues
symbolize Walter’s hope for his son’s future.
SP = This is shown when Walter describes his son
P = “sitting on the floor with the catalogues of all the
great schools in America around [him]” with his voice
“[rising] in pitch.”
E = By indicating that Walter’s voice rose in pitch when
he describes his son surrounded by catalogues from
great schools, the author uses those catalogues to
symbolize hope for the future of his son.
Short Answer 3: “Volunteerism” and “Litany”
A = The idea of community service applies to “Never a Better Time
for Volunteerism” because volunteering would help the economy,
while in “Litany” people should volunteer simply because it’s the
right thing to do.
SP = This is shown in “Volunteerism” when the author writes
P = “In today’s down economy…it’s time for the return of…the
E = By stating that the economy is down and that as a result we
need more volunteers, community service applies to the editorial
as an idea that would help the economy.
SP = In “Litany,” the idea of community service is shown when the
author writes,
P = “Gather up in the arms of your pity…all the scum of our weary
E = By asking the reader to pity those considered scum, the author
suggests that volunteering is the right thing to do, thus applying the
idea of community service.

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