Nut Graph

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A nut graph is a paragraph in which the main points of a story are summarized. Nut graphs are often used in conjunction with delayed ledes on feature stories. A feature story may begin with a delayed lede, often featuring description or an anecdote, that can last several paragraphs. That is then followed by a nut graph that outlines the main points of the story.

Alternate Spellings: nutgraph, nutgraf, nut graf

Examples: He used the nut graph to fully lay out what his feature story was all about.

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Rogers, Tony. "Nut Graph." ThoughtCo, Aug. 26, 2020, Rogers, Tony. (2020, August 26). Nut Graph. Retrieved from Rogers, Tony. "Nut Graph." ThoughtCo. (accessed June 5, 2023).