I use this sample literary essay to teach students how to tie literary elements into a theme. Each body paragraph shows how the author uses a different literary technique, such as dialogue, symbolism, and imagery to create meaning. The introduction begins with a quotation and ends with the thesis statement. The conclusion begins with the thesis statement and ends with concluding "food for thought" that ties the novel into the real world. Each body paragraph uses sophisticated transitions and cohesive devices that tie the ideas together. If this is helpful to you, I also have an outline form available.