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Author's Style

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Andrea Guerra

on 20 January 2015

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Transcript of Author's Style

Common Structures in Writing:
Cause - Effect
Problem – Solution
Chronological (sequencing the order of events)
Compare/Contrast

Author's Style
How can you recognize
elements
of an author's style?

How does an author
CREATE
style?
It is created by the author's
1. word choice
2. writing organization
3. point of view
4. figurative language
5. tone and mood
These all work together to establish meaning in the text.
Author's Word Choice
An author can use
formal
or
informal
words in his/her writing:
Formal
: very structured with a lot of academic vocabulary and complex sentences. (ex. article or essay)
Informal
: easy vocabulary and/or slang in simple sentences with a more personal voice. (ex. story or diary)

Author's Writing Organization
Writing is organized in various ways, depending upon the author’s purpose: to inform, to entertain, to express a belief/opinion, to persuade.
An Author's Point of View
First person: (I, me, my)
Second person: (you) instructions/directions
Third person – limited: told through one character (he/she/it/they/them)
Third-person Omniscient (‘all knowing’): told by the author; all characters’ feelings/thoughts are revealed (he/she/it/they/them)


Author's Use of Figurative Language
Writers often use figures of speech—expressions that are not literally true but suggest similarities between usually unrelated things.


What is author's style?
Style describes
HOW
the author describes events, objects, and ideas.
Figurative Language
Imagery: appeals to the five senses and creates a certain style.

Sight words
– words that make the reader see what the author sees. ex. colors, movements, shapes, appearance
Sound words
– words that make the reader hear what the author hears. ex. piercing, rowdy, racket, whisper, mutter, laugh, scream, cry
Taste words
– words that make the reader taste what the author tastes. ex. bitter, tangy, hot, sweet
Smell words
– words that make the reader smell what the author smells. ex. fresh, moldy, putrid, sweet
Touch words
– words that make the reader feel what the author feels. ex. damp, cold, fuzzy, sharp, smooth, sticky
Figurative Language:

Similes:
Metaphors:
Irony:
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