Examples of Classification Paragraphs:
Each of Jamaica's four great gardens, although established along similar principles, has acquired its own distinctive aura. Hope Gardens, in the heart of Kingston, evokes postcard pictures from the 1950s of public parks, gracious and vaguely suburban and filled with familiar favorites--lantana and marigolds--as well as exotics. Bath has retained its Old World character; it is the easiest to conjure as it must have looked in Bligh's time. 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)
"The English-speaking world may be divided into (1) those who neither know nor care what a split infinitive is; (2) those who do not know, but care very much; (3) those who know and condemn; (4) those who know and approve; (5) those who know and distinguish." (H.W. Fowler and Ernest Gowers, A Dictionary of Modern English Usage, 2nd ed. Oxford Univ. Press, 1965)
"There are three kinds of book owners. The first has all the standard sets and best sellers--unread, untouched. The second has a great many books--a few of them read through, most of them dipped into, but all of them as clean and shiny as the day they were bought. The third has a few books or many--every one of them dogeared and dilapidated, shaken and loosened by continual use, marked and scribbled from front to back. (Mortimer J. Adler, "How to Mark a Book." The Saturday Review of Literature, July 6, 1941)
Examples of Partition Paragraphs:
Is the act of dividing things into their components parts, it is very similar to to classification, and inevitable part of mechanism description and process description.....