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Author's Purpose

Introductory information on author's purpose in literature.
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Brittany Baechler

on 25 January 2013

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Transcript of Author's Purpose

Author's Purpose The author tries to hold the attention of the reader through enjoyment. The author tries to teach or give information to the reader Practice The author tries to convince the reader to adopt a certain viewpoint. What is PIE? There are three main reasons why an author writes a piece of literature: Definition Entertain Inform Persuade The general reason why an author writes a piece of literature.

The purpose is not directly stated.

The reader must use indirect clues to determine the author's purpose. Easy as ! PIE 1. To ersuade
2. To nform
3. To ntertain P I E Key Terms:
Convince
Argue
Prove Examples:
Advertisements
Book/movie reviews
Letters to the editor Key Terms:
State
Teach
Explain Examples:
Nonfiction books
News articles
Recipes Key Terms:
Amuse
Joke
Engage Examples:
Fiction
Comics
Joke Books Essential Questions:
Why did the author write the text?
How do you know what the purpose is?
What textual evidence supports your conclusion?
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