Analysis Obit

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By Octavio Abea

The Obituary I'll be looking at comes from the New York Times. It's about John Cowles Jr., a Minneapolis newspaper executive.

The Obituary follows the standard style, which is the name, something prominent, where and when he died, and how old he was. Then the article goes directly into the cause of death in the paragraph. The bulk of the article is the chronological story telling of his life and finally ends with who he was survived by.

The way this article differs from other obituaries is that the only quote in the whole article is Cowles' own words from an old interview. The only source used was Cowles' son, but the rest does not have any attribution so maybe his accomplishments could easily be found in public record.

The Obituary differs from a resume because it's not just listing his accomplishments. Instead it's using his accomplishments to draw an image of his personality and how he affected the people around him.

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