It wraps up the topic, provides closure, and concludes the writing.

This section of McKinsey’s Chapter 12 has six paragraphs – the first paragraph ismerely an opening statement, with such terms as "duplicitous teachings" and"some of the most incredible biblical statements" setting the tone.

Using plain facts and numbers could make the reader bored.

This is followed by the body which gives evidence and arguments that support the topic statement.

On May 25th, Poetry Daily featured ’s “Parthenon Marbles” from .

And consider this advice also from the 187th newsletter, concerning the variations in the wording on the cross -- which professional commentators view either as point-of-view reportage or else as redactional:

On consultation, doctors diagnosed her with breast cancer.

And I say further: Check the places in the newsletter where someone writes in to point out a typo. McKinsey in reply will almost always make some extended explanation about lacking time, not being surprised with all the work he has to do, etc. Such behavior should be a signal to us that there is no way whereby any other person can prove McKinsey wrong, in his own mind.

The final sentence of each of these paragraphs are clincher sentences.

Some additional notes from Tekton Research Assistant "Punkish" --

The episodic structure, the pacing and the alternation of first- and third-person voice may give Marilyn Abildskov’s essay a fictional tinge, but the closely woven exploration of the Mormon ethos—the rules and expectations—and the particulars of the narrator’s coming of age, confirm its status as a memoiristic essay, one that fills us with the tension of competing claims and conflicting impulses.

On Josephus in the Biblical Errancy newsletter:

Berry sifts the moment—its tropes and memes and figures of popular reference—and extracts from it a kind of annotated paranoia. We may think of the prose of DeLillo or Pynchon, or the lyrics of David Byrne, but the poetic syncopations are his very own: “A glock / in the glove box and / a console in the hand, / as, through the goggles / of our night vision, / we save the world with/our opposable thumbs.”

Note carefully the direction of McKinsey's reply:

Tandon practices the aesthetics of the afterthought—placing the solitary “I” (though “eye” seems just as apt here) in a moment, finding the exact point at which a recognition or delayed perception enacts a shift and the seeming ordinary suddenly feels numinous.

On November 22nd, Literary Hub will feature ’s introduction to , “Derek Walcott at BU: A Sorting.”

A simple introduction to an argumentative assignment has three parts.

"How could the soul of a perfect being ever have been in hell?" (p. 441) Actually, the word translated "hell" here from the Greek should be translated "hades" or "netherworld". At the time of Christ both Old Testament Saints and unbelievers went to hades to await judgement. It is not the "hell" or gehenna of Revelation that unbelievers will eventually go to. Beyond this the verse only says that Jesus was not LEFT in hell, not that he went there. Contrary to the Apostles' Creed, I find no evidence that Christ descended into hell.

Our founder, , joins  about the life and poetry of his friend, the late .

They make up the conclusion to another argumentative essay.

Written: "According to Paul's reasoning, it would appear anyone who was ever crucified or hung on a tree could be a savior." I'd like to see that line of reasoning played out. No such thing "appears" to my sight.

has chosen ’s poem “Elegy with a Gold Cradle” () for The Best American Poetry 2017.

(1947 Ed. Ahiman Rezon, pages 141-2)

Opening out through association and memory, then hovering over what seem the fussiest nuances of verbal expression, this vignette gets us to note and then ponder what might be called the feather markings of linguistic (and cultural) authenticity.