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Analysis of Structures

In the Star Tribune's report on the Pakistani Kidnappers, the reporter uses quick and efficient writing. The lead includes the most important elements of the story; the who, the when, and the where. The next sentence summarizes the how. And lastly the reporter gives more detail about the who. this is effective in getting out the most important information first so the reader knows what he/she is about to read about. The summaries are short but full enough to let the reader know the story fast without giving too much unimportant detail. There is really no order in which this story could be told more effectively, aside from adding more detail about the victim at the end of the story.