Here is a terrific passage from one of S.M.’s papers:
In “ Mercury and The Woodman,” we meet a very hardworking woodsman, and a jealous woodsman as well. In “ The Milkmaid and The Pail,” we are introduced to a girl who wants to accomplish her dreams just like most of us want to do today. Last but not least, in “ The Old Man and Death,” the old man is so horribly poor that he wishes Death upon him and ends up regretting what he has wished for.
- The subject of all or most sentences in the paragraph is the same.
- In each two-sentence pair, information included in the predicate of the 1st sentence becomes the subject of the 2nd sentence.
- In paragraphs of description, a list of details follows the topic sentence.
S.M. has used a variant of #3 to link her first two examples. Then she uses the expression last but not least to signal her 3rd and final example. Very nice!
Coming up: the known-new contract. Each sentence begins with the known and ends with the new.
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