Model for a feature Article

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Model for feature article genre
(Non-fiction)
A feature article is an opinionative piece of writing that provides background
information on, and adds interest to, a current news story or topic of public
concern. Feature articles are most commonly found in newspapers and
magazines
The writer uses an opinionative style to elaborate on specific features or a
topic for a reader’s information and interest.
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Purpose
Inform
Offer opinion
Provide
background
Interest
reader
Style
 Informative
 Opinionative
 interpretative
Components
 provocative
 audience
interest
EYE CATCHING HEADLINE
 current interests or
personality
 large print
 involve
audience
 introduce
theme
INTRODUCTION TO TOPIC
 background
information
 place topic in
context
 writer’s
opinions
 others’
opinions
DEVELOPMENT OF TOPIC
 witness or expert
support
 elaboration of
theme
CONCLUSION
 recommendat
 possible outcomes
ion
Additional components: byline, photos/illustrations, provocative/emotional, print
variation, captions, narrative style
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