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Tutor profile: Madeline Y.

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Madeline Y.
Education/TESOL Major at Cornerstone University
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Subject: Writing

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What is the thesis in an essay?

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Answer:

The thesis of an essay can, typically, be found in the introduction paragraph. The thesis is a sentence or group of sentences that describes the main points which the author will be addressing in his or her essay. In a traditional five paragraph essay, the thesis will likely be the last sentence in the introduction paragraph and will have three distinct subjects, separated by commas. The author will commit at least one paragraph to each subject before concluding his or her essay.

Subject: Literature

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What is a simile?

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A simile is a poetic device that compares two objects using the words "like" or "as." For example, let's find the simile in this sentence: "Her voice is like the wind." In this sentence, the simile is comparing "her voice" to "the wind" using the word "like."

Subject: English

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What is an adjective?

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An adjective is a word within a sentence that describes a noun. For example, let's find the adjective(s) in this sentence: "The black cat hid behind the ladder." The adjective in this sentence is the word "black" because it is describing the color of the cat, which is the noun.

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