How do I write a news report on "The Sniper" by Liam O'Flaherty.
To write a news report on the content of "The Sniper," the student will want to follow a journalistic style of writing. In other words, the inverted pyramid style should be employed with the most relevant facts presented first. The student should answer these questions: Who? What? Where? When? Why? After this information is given, the details and some background information can be provided.
Of course, a headline should be at the top. Perhaps something like this:
BROTHER KILLS BROTHER NEAR O'CONNELL BRIDGE
The Four Courts Building in Dublin, Ireland, is the location of the standoff described in this story. It is 1922. Since it is the Republican brother who survives, the article may be coldly objective, or even somewhat negative if the news report is in a British-supported paper. For the sniper, who is a member of Fianna Fail, will be considered a rebel who wants complete Irish independence. The unsuccessful marksman was a member of Sinn...
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