When people talk about Flow, Transitions, Coherence at the paragraph level, they are generally addressing how well paragraphs relate to other paragraphs.
To facilitate communications, people
- rely on organizational schema that they share with other people.
- use concrete, sensory language and substantive prose that is responsive to the rhetor’s rhetorical situation.
Flow, Coherence, Unity are stylistic terms used by people to describe
- how well a rhetor develops a single topic before moving on to a new topic
- how well a rhetor relates elements of discourse within a text (e.g., sentences or paragraphs) to other elements of discourse within the same text (i.e., other sentences or paragraphs) and the topic.