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How should I begin my first paragraph when I'm trying to interpret a poem? The poem is Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost.Thanks

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  1. DON'T start any paper's first draft by writing the introduction! How can you introduce a paper that you haven't written yet?

    Follow the writing process, whether you're writing for science, history, English, or whatever:

    Prewriting: brainstorm, research, plan, outline, thesis statement

    Writing: write first draft by starting with section II of your outline; write introduction after the body of the paper is written; write the conclusion last.

    Polishing: revise, concentrating first on the body of the paper, then the intro, then the concl (revision = making sure ideas are logical and sequential and support your thesis); proofread (spelling, grammar, usage, etc.)

    Do you have a thesis yet? Have you done your brainstorming (and maybe research) yet? Have you written an outline?

    http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/catalogue.html#org
    from http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/catalogue.html

    http://www.angelfire.com/wi/writingprocess/

    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/
    Check in the Essay & Research Paper Level.

    Let us know.

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  2. And here are some sites to help with writing about poetry:

    http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/poetry-explication.html

    http://www.uncp.edu/home/canada/work/markport/best/study/poetry.htm

    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/composition/literature.htm

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