The following paragraphs, not including the last one, are known as the body paragraphs . These paragraphs contain the details that support your thesis statement. These body paragraphs start with a topic sentence , which is one sentence that connects back to your thesis statement and outlines the paragraph. Next, you provide an example from your life, a common experience, or a source, and then you provide a few sentences of analysis or explanation of your example. Then you end with a concluding sentence that summarizes the paragraph and/or transitions into the next paragraph.