I have to write a poetry analysis paper. I do not know how to start the first paragraph. Do I startwith telling the teacher what I'm writing on and then go into the different parts or should i take another approach?
I'll give you some of the best links I've found. The first ones are about writing introductions. The second set is about writing about poetry.
Let us know if you have further questions.
A good way to start an introductory paragraph is a sentence that will grab the reader's attention. Then go into the different parts.
This site has a good example and explanation of an introductory paragraph.