The sources for this obituary were limited in regards to personal acquaintances of Kanin. There were few quotes from those who knew here, and more of a listing of the film and stage writer's accomplishments and awards.
The lead of this obituary, written by Aljean Harmetz of the New York Times, was very much a standard obituary lead. It followed the pattern we learned in class, where the deceased was named with a sort of anecdotal mention, followed by their age at death.
Kanin was an important figure in the field of film and stage writing, especially as the husband-and-wife team that wrote the Clark Gable-Doris Day comedy "Teacher's Pet" and the writer of television movies including Emmy-winning vehicles for Maureen Stapleton and Carol Burnett, The New York Times said.
This obituary is different from a resume because it does not simply list Kanin's places of work and experience, but it also compliments her character and has personal interjection from loved ones in the form of quotes. It also includes quotes from Kanin, herself, in her heyday.