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09/04/2019

How do I write a 5 paragraph essay on a quotation?

QUESTION
How do I write a 5 paragraph essay on a quotation?
The quotation that I have to write an essay on is from the Velveteen Rabbit.

It goes like this: “What is REAL?” asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. “Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?”
“Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.”
“Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit.
“Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. “When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.”
“Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,” he asked, “Or bit by bit?”
“It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t often happen to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real, you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”

I need ideas of what I can do for an intro, body paragraphs, and an ending.

Should I put the quote in the beginning? I don’t even know really where to begin.

ANSWER
Hopefully this will help. Yes, I would include the quote at the top of your paper, but not in whole as anything inclusive of any part of the essay itself, meaning it can’t be your intro.

To be real is to love and be loved. I would try to come up with a life experience to relate to. For me when I read this I think about how I never really felt real until I found love. That actually happened to be the birth of my son. I think about how life had only began for me when he entered my life. Before he was in my life I didn’t have so much concern for myself, when he was born.. I began to realize the necessity of wearing seat belts, not driving so fast, and actually caring for me. When love happens, its a two way street.. Throughout the years we have had our ups and downs in our relationship (he’s only a preteen now) but experiencing so much together in good and bad times and being there for one another has made me real. That first awe I had when he was first born, it has grown into so much more because I have come to see him grow and was there with him with his every first step experiencing life in an entirely new perspective.. one not only of my own, but that of another. Life is not real when we’re alone, it’s cold and isolated and there’s no one to bounce ideas off of and no one to help us when we’re sick and no one to cheer us on when we’re striving for something. … So, I included a wiki link also, as a refresher for how a 5 point essay is to be outlined and so forth.

Good luck, this is a lovely quote.