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Example of repetition of keywords There are couples who dislike one another furiously for several hours at a time;

there are couples who dislike one another permanently; and there are couples who never dislike one another; but these last are people who are incapable of disliking anybody. Notice how Shaw's reliance on semicolons (rather than periods) reinforces the sense of unity and cohesion in this passage. Possessive nouns are used to show possession (owning, or having). They are words that would normally be nouns, but are used as adjectives to modify a noun or pronoun. Possessive nouns tell you who or what the modified noun or pronoun belongs to. Example: The dog's collar is too large. Ordering by Time (Chronological Order): Chronological order is usually used in narration and process analysis, but can be used in other cases as well. first in time last in time season season morning night early late Ordering by Space (Spatial Order): Ordering from one place to another is usually effective in physical description but can be used in other cases as well. left right top bottom inside outside here there far near Ordering by Groups or Types (Classification and Comparison): This method involves two steps. The first step is labeling the groups or types by answering the question "What is this paragraph about?" or "What kinds of things are these details about?" The second step arranges the types in Chronological, Spatial, or Emphatic Order. first type second type third type first similarity second similarity third similarity first difference second difference third difference problem first possible solution second possible solution Order of Importance (Emphatic or Climactic Order): This structure may be used for an entire paragraph or essay or it may be used for portions of an essay. For example, one section of an essay may require sequential organization while another section requires order of importance.

Or the similarities in a comparison may need to be arranged emphatically. Most essays move from least to most; however, under some circumstancesfor example, an argument addressed to a skeptical audiencethe strongest point comes first. least important most important easiest hardest least convincing most convincing