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Transcript of Author's Style
Cause - Effect
Problem – Solution
Chronological (sequencing the order of events)
How can you recognize
of an author's style?
How does an author
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
words in his/her writing:
: very structured with a lot of academic vocabulary and complex sentences. (ex. article or essay)
: 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?
the author describes events, objects, and ideas.
Imagery: appeals to the five senses and creates a certain style.
– words that make the reader see what the author sees. ex. colors, movements, shapes, appearance
– words that make the reader hear what the author hears. ex. piercing, rowdy, racket, whisper, mutter, laugh, scream, cry
– words that make the reader taste what the author tastes. ex. bitter, tangy, hot, sweet
– words that make the reader smell what the author smells. ex. fresh, moldy, putrid, sweet
– words that make the reader feel what the author feels. ex. damp, cold, fuzzy, sharp, smooth, sticky