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Feature Writing Feature articles are hard to define because they have so many forms and subjects.

Forms: narrative stories, poems, essays, tales, anecdotes. Subjects: love, hatred, jealousy, emotions, war, friendship, and other human forms of experiences. Divisions of Feature Articles: 1. Journalistic-- fact-based 2. Literary--fictitious Characteristics: 1. Variety of subject matter 2. Variety of tones 3. Variety of form and style 4. Well-organized 5. Strikes keynotes in a first sentence 6. May or may not be timely Feature thrives in: 1. Color 2. Fancy 3. Wit, humor 4. Anecdotes 5. Quotations Types of Feature Articles: 1. News Feature (Journalistic) 2. Informative Feature 3. How-to-Articles 4. Personality Sketches 5. Personal Experiences 6. Human Interest Stories 7. Humorous Feature Types of Feature Leads: 1. Summary lead 2. Punch lead- ex. Farmers in Cotabato Province are not only selling their carabaos but also their children. 3. Descriptive lead 4. Narrative lead 5. Contrast 6. Question 7. Direct Address 8. Teasers-- Where do women have the curliest hair. In Africa, of course. Or is it? Feature Endings: 1. Summary ending 2. Climax ending 3. Stinger 4. Narrative ending 5. Question ending