Analysis: Obituary

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The New York Times's recent obituary for Letitia Baldrige follows its standard obituary procedures.

The lead begins with the name of the deceased, followed by the reason for her newsworthiness. It states where and when Baldrige died, as well as her age.

The obituary for Baldrige, etiquette adviser and Jackie Kennedy's White House Chief of Staff, is long, a testament to Baldrige's contribution to American society.

The "claim to fame" section is long and filled with Baldrige's various achievements, and the chronology describes the Baldrige's childhood, career, and personal life.

The quotations used in the obituary come exclusively from interviews done with Baldrige throughout the years. These quotes span several decades.

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