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Compare and Contrast the Two Different Newspapers; The Sun and The Times, On the Article On The Service of September 11th

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Compare and Contrast the Two Different Newspapers; The Sun and The Times, On the Article On The Service of September 11th In this essay I will analyse and compare a broadsheet and a tabloid newspaper article. I hope to be able to find differences and similarities in both articles. The Sun, which is the tabloid paper, is more of a gossip paper than The Times, which is full of news and sophisticated vocabulary. The article I have chosen is about the service for the September 11th attack on the Twin Towers. I will concentrate on looking at the language used and the descriptive element of the scene. This is very important because both articles will aim to achieve an emotional response and in order to accomplish that, the scene must be described in great detail. I intend to compare aspects of the article including the way the headline is set out, what size is it, does it catch the readers eye? The content, which is the most important aspect of any article, will be my main area of focus. People respond well to images rather than lots of text, so this is another vital area of study. ...read more.

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It then goes on to tell the readers about the contributions of the celebrities and what they did, such as the reading of the 2,801 dead. The writer describes their actions and how they spoke like, 'Sir Rudy Giuliani began solemnly reading out aloud the names...' The journalist also wants to emphasis the scale of the attack by saying it took over seven minuets to read some of the 'a' names. The article tries to put across an awareness of all the senses, such as sound because there was a mournful string band. The most moving section of the article is about the normal people who lost loved ones. It tells us their feelings and in one, the person said that she needed to go down to the pit and touch the dust because the ashes were the remains of her son. George Bush was also visibly moved with tears as he carried around the badge of a policeman found in the debris. He is quoted as saying 'every life taken here, every act of valour performed here, the nation holds in honoured memory. The language used in this article is used to give it a sensational effect as is used a lot in the tabloids. ...read more.

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The Damotas family were expecting a baby. The 6month old baby was at the service and will never know his father. This was added into the article to make the reader feel sympathy for the family. The journalist writes in a way that makes the readers feel as if they were there, because he says much by indicating that he was a part of the crowd. The journalist cleverly uses poetic words and metaphors as he describes the rubble like a mountain. He describes all the sight with such detail, ' long-stem roses in pink, yellow and red', and describes the contrast between sand and grit. It gives you more of an idea what it was to be there. This article concentrates on one family rather than the service. In a way this is good because it shows emotions, but people may have wanted to read more about the service. I have summed up both of the articles. The newspapers are aiming to get an enormous possible emotional response by using images and descriptive writing. Images in the Sun work very well because they linked up with the words and formed a morbid feeling. The way the Times got their point across was using the story of one family and their losses. I think both articles worked very well, but in different ways. By Daniel Kaminski ...read more.

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