Shooting Straight about Paragraphs: They Are Not What We Say They Are

Jeffrey DeLotto

Abstract


I propose that we think about what a paragraph is by considering its function, what it does in a piece of writing, whether in a popular novel, a newspaper article, an e-mail, a business report, or a lofty piece of literary criticism. We might think about a paragraph as a rhetorical dwelling.

Keywords


writing; pedagogy; history of English; grammar; rhetoric

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