Defining an article


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Defining an article

Before really diving in, we should define our terms better, starting with the word article. Although the lines are blurry, here are a few traits that are common to most articles. First, an article is written down. You'll sometime see things called video articles or audio articles, but those are rare. Also, articles are nonfiction; that is, they are about the real world rather than being pure products of imagination. Now, that's not to say that an article can be opinionated, but the point of an article, by and large, is to describe real-world phenomena.

Fictional pieces go by other names, such as stories or poetry. Articles tend to be part of a collection, for example in magazines or journals. In fact, the word article means that it's part of something that all fits together. Just as articles of clothing comprise a wardrobe, written articles comprise a larger work. Articles are typically from 300 to 8,000 words long. A piece that shorter is usually called a blurb. Any longer an...

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