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READ 0309
Fall 2003
Cynthia Monarrez
November 26, 2003
Title of Article
Is the legendary thug and well- known MC really gone?
Main Idea
Main idea for this article is make the reader believe that the rapper,
Tupac Shakur is still alive. The main idea in this article is implied,
and it is located through out the whole article.


Patterns of Organization
The patters of organization the author use was a list.

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Fact/Opinions
Opinions:
> Friday the thirteenth is a very suspicious day.

> Tupac fake his own death to get back at his enemy.

> Tupac was cremated days after his death.

> There were no suspects for the shooting.

Facts:
> There were never any pictures released of Tupac in the
hospital.

> The driver of the car in which Tupac was riding, Suge Knight,
didn’t show up for questioning about the shooting.

; Press wasn’t going to be allowed at the funeral, but then the
funeral was cancelled for unknown reasons.

> The title of the one of the albums is The Day Theory. He was
shot on September the seventh; and survived on the 7th, 8th,
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, and died on the 13th.

> Tupac album “All Eyes on Me” was released on February 13,
1996. Tupac died on September 13, 1996. That is exactly seven
months apart.

> Tupac officially died at 4:03p.m.

> Tupac died at the age of 25. It seems as if seven is Tupac’s
number.

Fact/Opinion
; Tupac always wore a bulletproof vest, no matter where he went.

Why didn’t he wear it to a very public event like a Tyson
fight? (Tupac wanted to make it seem like he was shot.)
> In most of his songs Tupac talk about being buried, so why was
he allegedly cremated the day after he died? And since when do
they cremate someone the day after they got murdered with out
an autopsy.


Tone and Purpose
. The tone the author is positive.

. The purpose of this article is to persuade the reader that
Tupac is still alive.


Credibility
The information on this article I find with credibility.