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When considering the structure of a story/text, try to look at the overall arc of how it has been written.  In a newspaper article or headline column for example, the main point will usually appear in the first few lines in order to instantly engage with the reader.  Paragraph lengths will also affect a reader's attention, and this is why often the lengths vary between short one liners to a more detailed paragraph.  A reader is instantly put off when they can see masses of writing.  Structure can also refer to the content - for example is it ABA? Or ABAC? Does the point made at the start return at the end or is it contradicted?  So overall, try to consider structure visually as well as through the content of the text.  I hope that has been helpful. 

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