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How to do intros for lit essays (French or Spanish)

As the title says, what is the best way to structure an intro?
Not sure what exam board your writing for but you will probably have a word limit. With that in mind, ensure your introductions are always short and almost everything you write is completely relevant to the question. I would start with one short sentence expressing some general integrated context as in ‘Volver es una veuelta, para Almodovar a sus raíces manchegos.’ I usually then go onto say something like: through [all the themes I’m talking about] [the author etc] presents [the theme of the question]. (obviously write that in Spanish though). And then only if relevant to the question perhaps some other context- like about the Mexican revolution in Como Agua Para Chocolate if the question was about that. I wouldn’t write any more than this really.

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