Also referred to as varied paragraph sizes, short paragraphs and long paragraphs.
Writers often vary the sizes of their paragraphs to have different effects. Just as the length of a sentence affects where the emphasis rests, paragraph size directs the reader’s attention and alters the rhythm of a piece.
The length of paragraphs may also be influenced by the nature and audience of a piece. An article with long, beefy paragraphs requires an audience to commit to reading it while shorter, sharper paragraphs may be better suited to a flyer or PowerPoint presentation.
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