Examples of Topical Order
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience of the major kinds of fireworks.
Central Idea: The major kinds of fireworks are skyrockets, Roman
candles, pinwheels, and lances.
Main Points: I. Skyrockets explode high in the air, producing
the most dramatic effects of all fireworks.
II. Roman candles shoot out separate groups of sparks and colored flames with a series of
III. Pinwheels throw off sparks and flames as they
whirl on the end of a stick.
IV. Lances are thin, colorful fireworks used in
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