Mountain Girl in a Midwest Cornfield


I chose this article, titled as “Hurricane Irma, One of the Most Powerful in History, Roars Across Caribbean,” as my example that has a good lead. It uses phrases such as “a trail of chaos” and “wreckage and flooding” to draw the reader in and appeal to currency and psychological tendencies. This piece is also a human interest piece, so the lead mentions the fact that the storm will soon be tormenting Florida. It mainly appeals to the emotions of the reader and the fear that is brewing throughout the country.

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  1. fuglsang

    You’re the third person so far to cite this lead, so it must be pretty good. I think it’s a bit long; a would put a period after Puerto Rico. But the lede and the story use good verbs and good description.

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