ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY: ROMEO AND JULIET … THE GREATEST LOVE STORY?
Directions: You will write a five-paragraph essay arguing whether or not Romeo and Juliet is a great love story or not. You will state your position, find evidence from the text, support that evidence with details, and create a conclusion.
Introduction Paragraph 5 Sentences in Length 1st, 2nd, 3rd sentences – general overview of Romeo and Juliet 4th Sentence – why should reader care if it’s a great love story or not 5th Sentence – thesis statement (position on argument)
Body Paragraphs 6-8 sentences in length each
1st Sentence – transition sentence that leads reader from previous paragraph