Classification Paragraph

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Explaining by analyzing:
Classification and division

Analyzing means looking closely at the parts of an object or group. To analyze a single object, such as the human body, you divide it into its parts, such as the heart, the brain, the stomach, and the liver. To analyze a group of objects or persons, you divide and classify them, cutting one group into two or more smaller groups. To analyze the American people, for instance, you could divide and classify them in political categories such as voters and nonvoters, in ethnic groups (such as Italian, Hispanic, and African American), or in regional groups (such as Northerners and southerners). In so doing, you would be using classification and division

Classification is a way
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Cinchona of the clouds is otherworldly. And Castleton, the garden established to replace Bath, fleetingly evokes that golden age of Jamaican tourism, when visitors arrived in their own yachts--the era of Ian Fleming and Noel Coward, before commercial air travel unloaded ordinary mortals all over the island." (Caroline Alexander, "Captain Bligh's Cursed Breadfruit." The Smithsonian, Sep. 2009)

2. "Americans can be divided into three groups--smokers, nonsmokers and that expanding pack of us who have quit. Those who have never smoked don't know what they're missing, but former smokers, ex-smokers, reformed smokers can never forget. We are veterans of a personal war, linked by that watershed experience of ceasing to smoke and by the temptation to have just one more cigarette. For almost all of us ex-smokers, smoking continues to play an important role in our lives. And now that it is being restricted in restaurants around the country and will be banned in almost all indoor public places in New York State starting next month, it is vital that everyone understand the different emotional states cessation of smoking can cause. I have observed four of them; and in the interest of science I have classified them as those of the zealot, the evangelist, the elect and the serene. Each day, each category gains new recruits." (Franklin Zimring, "Confessions on an Ex-Smoker."
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