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‘Twist and Shout’ with the Four Types of Writing

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Walter “Down with Bowne” describes the four modes of discourse. Screenshot from a lecture by the author.

There are four distinct categories of writing — descriptive, persuasive, expository, and narrative.

When we open books or read essays, we can generally categorize each book or essay into one of these four. However, writers often mix the four modes of discourse.




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Walter Bowne

Walter Bowne

This poet-angel-hipster dude from Jersey writes satire, humor, fiction, poetry, essays on music, travel, gardening, and his belly button. He’s a trophy husband.

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