In the above transition, I repeated the word ‘doubt,’ employed the transitional ‘another,’ and connected both paragraphs to my thesis about Satan’s ‘sympathetic’ nature.
One can think of transitions as bridges between sentences and paragraphs for the reader. You should ask yourself: “How are the paragraphs linked? Do any of the transitional techniques try to create relationships which are not valid?
Example: "Needing to gain only 2 yards for a critical first down, the coach was faced with going for it or kicking the ball away. Moreover, the quarterback hadn't thrown an incomplete pass all game." Use these transition words and phrases to point out differences in ideas, or suggest to the reader that there are alternative ideas to consider.
Example: "The coach decided to go for it on 4th down, albeit with a very simple quarterback sneak." Convey a sequence of events or the structure and limits of time with these transition words.
Another characteristic that suggests Milton viewed Satan sympathetically emerges in Satan’s melancholy monologues.
Like Satan’s self-doubt, his monologues display the manner in which he longs for acceptance in Eden...
The end of one paragraph can set up a clear connection to the next paragraph, whether you aim to reinforce or debunk what has been stated.
One way to create a transition is to repeat a key word or phrase from the preceding paragraph.
In addition, since all paragraphs should help prove the thesis, another strategy could be to remind the reader of that larger goal.
For example, if my thesis is an attempt to prove Satan to be a sympathetic character in , he appears human, fallible, and ultimately sympathetic to a reader who identifies with the human rather than the super human.