How Do Men and Woman Communicate Differently in Relationships?

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How do men and woman communicate differently in relationships?

Monique Giresi

Professor Martin
Analytical Reading 81148

I. A. How To Stay Married
Anne Kingston
Magazine Article

B. He Said, She Said
Deborah Tannen
Magazine Article

II. A. The magazine article titled, “How to Stay Married,” begins with a story about a 68-year old woman named Cynthia. The article has a narrative style of writing in the beginning, however as one reads on, the style converts to expository. Anne Kingston, the author, begins to teach the reader by using examples of others and personal experiences to support her point.

B. The magazine article titled, “He Said, She Said,” is an expository piece of
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* Inextricably 28. “The two are not mutually exclusive but inextricably intertwined.” (p7) 29. Inextricably- Extremely involved. 30. I am inextricably concerned with my schoolwork.

IV. A. The magazine article titled, “How to Stay Married,” is written in a cause –effect pattern of organization. Authors who use the cause-and-effect approach don’t just tell what happened; they try to explain why it happened too. In this article, author Anne Kingston uses various examples of cause-and-effect. One sample from Kingston’s article is, “it’s precisely the disconnect between that expectation that husband and wife be everything to one another and the reality of marriage that causes women to keep secrets…” (p3) Here Kingston begins her statement with the effect and concludes it with the cause of women keeping secrets.

B. The magazine article titled, “He Said, She Said,” is written in a comparison-contrast pattern of organization. Authors who use the comparison-contrast approach both; compare and contrast two things throughout the argument. In this article, author, Deborah Tannen uses several examples of comparison-contrast. One illustration from Tannen’s article is, “her point of view, asking directions means making a fleeting connection to a stranger and getting where you are going without losing anything. From his perspective, he would be putting himself in
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