Ideas for Subjects
The Definition is not a dictionary entry!!
Do not define a concrete object like a house, cat, dog.
Try to define an abstract term like love, hate, patriotism, jealousy, pride, friendship, kindness, etc.
- Distinguishing Characteristics:
What makes a friend? What actions? Behaviors?
What is love? For a spouse? A child? A family member?
How do we know if someone is patriotic?
You get the idea … use your imagination!
Thesis Sentence: You are looking at the characteristics or behaviors that define the word. You “explain” the word by using examples of what a person can do or not do that would demonstrate this idea.
These are just examples of how to phrase your thesis sentence. Adjust yours to fit your subject.
People can display their patriotism by a, b, and c.
There are many types of love such as a, b, and c.
Love is not in words but in such actions as a, b, and c.
Love is displayed through the actions of a, b, and c.
Hate consumes people because it causes people to a, b, and c.
The term love bears various meanings to different people who show specific behaviors and speak words that can be considered to be love. In this perspective, humans demonstrate different types of love between themselves, towards nature or any object that may be appealing to them. This essay explores the characteristics of various kinds of love by looking at the examples of each type. The author analyses the passionate love, friendship love, familial love, agape love, and the self-love.
Love can be expressed both in words and actions. For instan