Analysis Of The Inverted Pyramid By Seitel

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As Seitel puts it, “reporters learn that words are precious and are not to be wasted”—every word counts. The inverted pyramid allows the writers to get straight to the point and avoid any fluff. The writer needs to gain, and keep, the reader’s attention throughout the entirety. Paragraphs are written in order of importance, starting with the most important to the least important so that if the reader decides to stop reading, they get the gist or the most important bits of the story. The first part of the pyramid is called the first tier, or lead; this is the most important part because this decides if the reader wants to stop or continue. It will typically answer: who, what, where, when, why, and occasionally how. The inverted pyramid is the

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