Chocco, I'm sorry to hear that. My condolences.
Glen I think it is very natural to have a certain amount of repetition when comparing and or contrasting. But I agree about the restatement exercise. I found this particularly hard to do; it just didn't seem to come naturally. I was also a little unclear about how to do it.
In the first example in the book (about American men crying) the writer simply seems to have used the word crying multiple times. Is that really restatement? The second example seemed more explicitly restatement with the repeated clause 'There were pirates', except that the repeated clause isn't really the statement, the rest of the sentence is the statement and that is different each time.
I definitely have a problem distinguishing the repeating keywords or the syntactic patterning from ch13 from the restatement of ch14. They seem essentially the same in execution and the only difference is that the use in ch13 is for emphasis and in ch14 it is for illustration, but then that is also really a form of emphasis... isn't it?
Incidentally (and this isn't a dig at you Chocco) I'm a little sad that there hasn't been more discussion of the chapter contents.
I'm going to shoot over to the exercise thread and see if I can chuck in a few words about the submissions, but other than that I guess it is onwards to chapters 16 and 17