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A Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare

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I have to re-write this fairy tale in a newspaper article format. How should I start?

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Writing a newspaper article starts with identifying the important facts that need to be included to the reader knows what the article is about, who is involved, when the news event occurred, where it happened, why it is important, and how it took place. Rather than trying to cover the entire story in your article, pick one incident to feature - the argument between Oberon and Titania, for example.

Once you decide the particular incident you want to cover in your article, you can identify the factors listed above. If you decide to use the suggestion above, what would be the argument; who would mean Oberon and Titania; when would be (probably, from when your article would be published and read) last night; where would be in the wood near Athens; why would examine how the argument affects others in the area; and how would be the description of the encounter between the two.

Start your newspaper article with the most important fact, written in such a way as to attract the attention of your readers so they will want to read the rest of the article. Present the rest of your facts in a way that will clearly explain the information you want the reader to gain; include the facts that are most important to the story early in the article and less important facts later, if possible.


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