The rhetorical patterns of development can be handy even beyond school writing. We tend to emphasize our favorites: always telling a story or defining or comparing. What new perspective could you try on? Print it out and add it to your dart board if you like to make it more fun. Rhetorical Patterns of Development: Narration, Definition, Description, Cause/Effect, Classification/Division, Comparison/Contrast, Process Analysis (How To)



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