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How do I write a thesis statement for a compare and contrast essay?
When writing a compare and contrast essay, your thesis would have two main parts: the items you're going to write about and a list of the topics you use to compare them. For example: "While Dracula and Frankenstein share core themes of the Gothic genre, they have key differences in the expression of supernatural beings, death, and the use of setting." In this thesis, I establish which two works I'm comparing and showing their similarities before specifying which parts I'm going to compare in the body paragraphs of my paper.
What types of irony are used in literature?
There are three types of irony that are used in literature: verbal, situational, and dramatic. Verbal irony is when a character says one thing but means the opposite (kind of like sarcasm). Situational irony is when the result of a situation is the opposite of what was expected (for example, if a fire station burns down). Dramatic irony is when the audience or reader knows more about a situation that the characters are not aware of (like in Romeo and Juliet, the audience knows that Juliet isn't dead, but Romeo does not).
What is a sentence fragment and how can I correct it?
A sentence contains a subject, verb, and a complete thought. When one of these is missing, it becomes a fragment. Sometimes, fragments can be attached to a nearby sentence, if the content suggests it. Other times, you would need to add content to the sentence so it contains a subject or verb, or to complete your thought.
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