Patterns of Paragraph Dev't Essay

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PATTERNS OF PARAGRAPH DEVELOPMENT 1) Narrative - An account of a sequence of events, usually in chronological order.
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"The barber was cutting our hair, and our eyes were closed--as they are so likely to be. . . . Deep in a world of our own, he heard, from far away, a voice saying goodbye. It was a customer of the shop, leaving. 'Goodbye,' he said to the barbers. 'Goodbye,' echoed the barbers. And without ever returning to consciousness, or opening our eyes, or thinking, we joined in. 'Goodbye,' we said, before we could catch ourself. Then, all at once, the sadness of the occasion struck us, the awful dolor of bidding farewell to someone we had never seen. We have since wondered what he looked like, and whether it was really
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Example:
London Paloma Smith was born on March 23, 1998. She was born in the beautiful city of Paris, France. Her favorite food is tacos. Her favorite color is sky blue. Her favorite sport is cheerleading. She also enjoys volleyball in her free time. London is a very unique girl.

4) Exemplification – A paragraph uses specific illustrations to clarify a general statement. Using transitional words and phrases that signal examples are recommended.

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For ten years, I taught public school. Aside from the kid who ruined my carefully-planned lessons by making animal sounds, nothing bothered me more than the language of educators; the jargon and clichés and euphemisms found in school brochures. Take, for example, The Parent and Student Middle School Guide from Region Nine, which governs fourteen schools in Manhattan. In the booklet, one school brags that it provides all students with “academic preparation” while helping them “to think clearly” in “an enriched environment.” Another Region Nine middle school claims that its staff “is comprised of” (sic) “highly qualified professionals who specialize in the teaching of young adolescents.” A third school says that it “is dedicated to students seeking an atmosphere that offers academic rigor through intensified literary arts

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