This chapter focuses mainly on form, style, and modality of expression and devotes to functions of free association. It begins with two examples in which the free association is influenced by a single major determinant. The process of free association yields a necessary enrichment of conscious meaning for the patient. There is a common and important kind of analytic session that can be characterized by the mutual conclusion of patient and analyst. The way of classifying the varieties of free association takes note of their effective organizing principles. The free associations and external events are not always so obliging as in the three examples discussed in the chapter. The chapter emphasizes the analyst's need to formulate classifications in the analytic situation as the occasion arises. It illustrates use of terms and demonstrates some of the multiple aspects and many varieties of free association.