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When outlining the theme of a short story in a single paragraph, what should it include? And how long should the paragraph be?

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    The first sentence should include the thesis of your paragraph.
    The three middle sentences should give 3 supporting facts to prove your thesis.
    The last sentence should be a conclusion showing how these facts support your thesis.

    The outline should look like this
    A. Thesis
    a. fact
    b. fact
    c. fact
    B. Conclusion

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    This article lists the main elements of a short story. If you write your paragraph with one sentence each, you should be fine:

    rising action
    falling action

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