I have not here been considering the literary use of language, but merely language as an instrument for expressing and not for concealing or preventing thought.Stuart Chase and others have come near to claiming that all abstract words are meaningless, and have used this as a pretext for advocating a kind of political quietism.The last thing we want in our conclusion is an excuse for our readers' minds wandering off into some new field.
Political language and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
One cannot change this all in a moment, but one can at least change one's own habits, and from time to time one can even, if one jeers loudly enough, send some worn-out and useless phrase some jackboot, Achilles' heel, hotbed, melting pot, acid test, veritable inferno, or other lump of verbal refuse into the dustbin, where it belongs.
We don't need to claim that recycling our soda bottles is going to save the world for our children's children.
(That may be true, in fact, but it's better to claim too little than too much; otherwise, our readers are going to be left with that feeling of "Who's he/she kidding?
It is also important to judge for yourself that you have, in fact, done so.
If you find that your thesis statement now sounds hollow or irrelevant that you haven't done what you set out to do then you need either to revise your argument or to redefine your thesis statement.
First, we don't want to finish with a sentimental flourish that shows we're trying to do too much.
It's probably enough that our essay on recycling will slow the growth of the landfill in Hartford's North Meadows.
to wrap up your essay in a tidy package and bring it home for your reader.
It is a good idea to recapitulate what you said in your Thesis Statement in order to suggest to your reader that you have accomplished what you set out to accomplish.