Help with Structuring your Paragraphs

Here are some basic sentence starters to help you structure your PQE paragraphs.

Point

  • The poet uses…
  • The poem includes…
  • The poet’s use of language/words is significant because..
  • The imagery of… is significant because…
  • The poet’s use of structure is important because…
  • One interpretation of the poem could be…

Quote

  • We can see this in the quotation …
  • This can be seen in the quote…
  • The word… demonstrates this …
  • The image of… is crucial because…
  • The most significant line is…

Explain

  • The poet is suggesting…
  • The poet is explaining…
  • The poet is, perhaps, exploring the idea of…
  • The poet is illustrating…

Zoom In:zoom

  • The word … suggests…
  • The word … conveys …
  • The connotations of the word …. are …
  • This word conveys the feelings of…

Zoom out linking the word to the entire poem:zoom 2

  • The poet seems to be exploring ….
  • This word links to the entire poem because …
  • Developing this interpretation further, we could argue …
  • This links with …

Miss O

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