53 Practice Exercise

Review some local headlines on news sites like NPRFox NewsABC, or any other news site you frequently visit, and find an article or video that uses a powerful example to illustrate a point. Then, evaluate the powerful example, addressing the following questions:

What point does the powerful example illustrate?

What types of emotions does the example play on? How will these emotions affect the reader’s opinion on an issue discussed in the piece? 

Is the powerful example presented as typical? If so, is there evidence to show its typicality? 

Does the powerful example promote harmful stereotypes? How so, or why not?




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