Analysis Of Plebuch By Libby Copeland

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In Libby Copeland’s,” Who was she? A DNA test only opened new mysteries,” Copeland tells the story of Alice Plebuch’s ancestry search, all while giving the reader information on DNA testing kits. Copeland constructed her paper to tell a story, inform the reader, and flow all in one. She used different types of descriptive vocabulary and commas to keep the reader hooked, then told the story of Plebuch through this writing. Copeland used commas throughout the whole paper in many different ways. The main use of commas I noticed was interrupting clauses. As she was presenting the information on Plebuch’s story, she would add interrupting clauses which really help present the information. Along with the commas she used descriptive vocabulary to further describe the story line and the news that Plebuch and her possible family members would receive. One of the many examples of this writing technique I came across was, “For Wiggins, the revelation confirmed a long, lingering sense that something was amiss with her father’s story.” In the sentence, there was an interrupting clause with descriptive adjectives and verbs to convey the feeling of the story at that point. The use of commas in the paper break up the flow a little bit and make it more interesting. I …show more content…

She used descriptive adjectives to relate the feeling of the story to the reader and added in verbs provide a sense of the work that went into the DNA search as a whole. Her use of strong vocabulary along with the well-constructed sentence structure allowed her to better convey her point or persuade the reader through the story to dig deeper into their own identity. She gave solid information in between the story in the paper and backed it all with evidence from the story. As she carefully worded the informational paragraphs they almost urge the reader to go and dig deeper into their own

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