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29 Aprilie 2015 Lasă un comentariu
Everyone loves a great sentence. But paragraphs can be just as magical. By Elisa Gabbert
What most people follow is a variation of the rule established for “five-paragraph essays” in grade school, where each paragraph is built around a “topic sentence.” As such, if the essay is an argument, each paragraph represents a subargument, with the first and last paragraphs reserved for introductory and closing remarks. (This seems like a big waste of two-fifths of the allotted paragraphs; in school I learned to save one of my best points for the end, to avoid having to rephrase my intro all over again.) In fiction, especially long fiction, the job of the paragraph is somewhat more subtle, but as a unit it endeavors to move the story forward in its tiny way; it’s a rotation of the wheels.