How to start an essay on a story

The thesis statement serves as the foundation of any essay. Feature it prominently in the introduction, as the final sentence. The perspective you chose to take in the introduction drives the thesis statement. Consider your main idea and why it is important. For example, what influence did historical events have on the poem and why are they significant? Alternately, you might choose to answer the question of what the use of personification adds to the poem and why is it significant. To create a strong thesis statement, answer the questions you want to address in one assertive sentence.

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Writing your admissions essays or Statement of Purpose (SoP) is a long and intensive process - ten to twelve drafts over a two-month period are fairly common. It is necessary to put in this hard work to come up with an essay that is uniquely yourself, and a compelling read which convinces the admissions committee that you are right for their school. This is a great opportunity to look inside yourself and be rewarded by a better understanding of who you are and what you want.

"We Didn't Start The Fire" by Billy Joel

Harry Truman , Doris Day , Red China , Johnnie Ray
South Pacific , Walter Winchell , Joe DiMaggio  

Joe McCarthy , Richard Nixon , Studebaker , television
North Korea, South Korea , Marilyn Monroe

Rosenbergs , H-Bomb , Sugar Ray , Panmunjom
Brando , "The King and I" , and "The Catcher in the Rye"

Eisenhower , vaccine , England's got a new queen  
Marciano , Liberace , Santayana goodbye

CHORUS
We didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No we didn't light it
But we tried to fight it

Josef Stalin , Malenkov , Nasser and Prokofiev
Rockefeller , Campanella , Communist Bloc

Roy Cohn , Juan Peron , Toscanini , dacron
Dien Bien Phu and "Rock Around the Clock"  

Einstein , James Dean , Brooklyn's got a winning team
Davy Crockett , "Peter Pan" , Elvis Presley , Disneyland

Bardot , Budapest , Alabama , Khrushchev
Princess Grace , "Peyton Place" , trouble in the Suez  

CHORUS

Little Rock , Pasternak , Mickey Mantle , Kerouac
Sputnik , Chou En-Lai , "Bridge on the River Kwai"

Lebanon , Charles de Gaulle , California baseball
Starkweather, homicide , children of thalidomide

Buddy Holly , "Ben-Hur" , space monkey , Mafia
hula hoops , Castro , Edsel is a no go

U2 , Syngman Rhee , payola and Kennedy
Chubby Checker , "Psycho" , Belgians in the Congo  

CHORUS

Hemingway , Eichmann , "Stranger in a Strange Land"  
Dylan , Berlin , Bay of Pigs Invasion  

"Lawrence of Arabia" , British Beatlemania
Ole Miss , John Glenn , Liston beats Patterson

Pope Paul , Malcolm X , British politician sex  
JFK , blown away, what else do I have to say

CHORUS

Birth control , Ho Chi Minh , Richard Nixon , back again
Moonshot , Woodstock , Watergate , punk rock  
Begin , Reagan , Palestine , terror on the airline
Ayatollolah's in Iran , Russians in Afghanistan

  "Wheel of Fortune" , Sally Ride , heavy metal , suicide
  Foreign debts , homeless vets , AIDS , Crack , Bernie Goetz  
Hypodermics on the shore , China's under martial law
Rock and Roller Cola Wars , I can't take it anymore

CHORUS

We didn't start the fire
But when we are gone
Will it still burn on, and on, and on, and on...

A super video of the song: Billy Joel - "We Didn't Start the Fire"  

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