Introduction Paragraph Examples

Introduction Paragraph

Student Examples

1.         You see it in the movies and tv.  A mother trying to feed their kids any way she can.  Having to move around from shelter to shelter.  I don’t believe that poverty will be ever be solve.  We have people that apposses ideas that try to reduce poverty.


2.       In the play “Fences” the author Arthur Miller speaks a lot about the name of the play, he uses the word as something that connects back to the main characters issues. Fences is the name of the play but also has many different meanings all throughout the play.


3.         In the story “Fences” there are many occasions in which the word fence is used. This word is so significant in the story, not only because of the title but because of how a fence can have so many different meanings in one story. Fences incorporate the literal and figurative meaning of the word “fence” in order to portray the message it has. This word is not only used as the fence to protect you around the house but fence to help you in many other aspects of your life.


4. The American Flag represents the sign of liberty.  Which means that everyone is created equal.

5.  I really am proud to be an American because I have so much freedom that any other country can be jealous about.  The American flag means many things to me.  Here are some reasons and expressions on what the American Flag means to me.

Excellent Examples of an Introduction Paragraph


1.         In the mid-nineteenth century, when the United States was searching for its identity, American literature and poetry also searched for its own unique identity.  Walt Whitman was a poet who, through his many works of poetry, conveys his perceptions of the United States.  In his poem “One’s-self I Sing,” Whitman suggests unity as a part of the “Modern Man.”  “I Hear America Singing” offers the author’s suggestion of unity while recognizing the individuals as important pieces of the American society.  Whitman’s poem “For You O Democracy” declares comradeship the foundation of an indissoluble continent.  Walt Whitman’s three poems attribute characteristics of unity, individuality, and comradeship to the “Modern Man” and to an identity struggling America.

2.         Dogs are interesting images to explore in poetry.  In Alberto Rios’s poem “Gray Dogs,” (pp.66-67) the speaker has a supernatural encounter with two dogs.  The poem, “My Coyote,” (70-71) juxtaposes a coyote and humanity.  The poem, “The Dog Inside Mine,” (76) questions human and canine primitiveness.

3.         The vast majority of poor, out of work, people struggling to make enough money to support their family, characterizes the Great Depression of the 1930’s.  Kenneth Fearing, during the Depression, wrote poetry that criticized the American ideal.  His poem “Dear Beatrice Fairfax,” criticizes American business.  Fearing’s poem “$2.50” examines the escape of entertainment from the real world in 1930‘s.  “Dirge” is a poem, written by Fearing, which follows an everyday man in America and his disregarded life.

4.         The language of baseball, which is often inserted as metaphor to describe a certain event or relationship in life, is used by Troy Maxson, in August Wilson’s Fences, to describe his personal goals and personal relationships.  In order to understand the language more clearly, one must dissect the language in the context of a baseball game.  In doing so, the reader will have the ability to see how the hitter vs. pitcher and the base runner metaphors synthesize to describe Troy’s life experiences as a father, husband, African American, and person.


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