WRD 104 Lecture 7: Profile Pieces

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The overall purpose of a profile piece is to inform, entertain, or inspire the reader about something interesting from a person"s life. However, a profile piece doesn"t always have to be about one person; it can also be about a business, company, or a team. Typically, a writer develops a particular theme about their subject in order for the reader to gain something from reading the profile piece. If a profile piece is written about how somebody became successful; then the purpose of the piece is to enlighten the reader or catch the reader"s interest. The conventions of a profile piece are very important in order to keep the story interesting and for it to have a clear theme. Quotes or dialogue from the person being written about so that the profile piece is credible and more interesting. Context with descriptive details in order to ensure that the reader understands what is going on and can easily follow the story.

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