The Odyssey, the author’s name (Homer), and the main character Odysseus



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The Introduction Paragraph
1st sentence includes:
Title of the work The Odyssey, the author’s name (Homer), and the main character Odysseus.
Ex) The Odyssey written by Homer, there is an epic hero named Odysseus who faces many challenges in order to return to his homeland and reunite with his family.
Ex) The epic poem, The Odyssey by Homer, is a tale of high adventure where the main character, Odysseus is battling evil at every turn in hopes to make it back home to his family after twenty long years.
Write your first sentence now…
The next 3 Sentences:
General information about your topic. This means you just tell the reader what The Odyssey is about.
EX) Mention:

1) The Trojan War (10 years),

2) Odysseus wandering (10 years)

3) Odysseus returning to battle the suitors and win his home back.


Each of these topics should have its own sentence.
Write your sentences now…

Transition sentence (1 sentence)


This is where you state that The Odyssey has many characteristics of the epic plot. Yes, you can write that exact sentences down…maybe add a transitional word or phrase before it…
Write your sentence now…
The thesis statement (1 sentence)
This one sentence is where you state the topic of the essay. You are going to say that The Odyssey is an epic poem because it has (3) of the characteristics that you chose.
Ex) The Odyssey is considered an epic poem because it involves supernatural elements, battles between good and evil, and the hero boasting. (Notice the three elements are in pink)
Ex) The Odyssey portrays an epic plot because through the use of supernatural elements, battles between good and evil, and the hero boasting. (Notice the three elements are in pink)
You just completed your introduction paragraph!!!


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