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Copy of Author's Purpose
Transcript of Copy of 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
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:
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 !
1. To ersuade
2. To nform
3. To ntertain
Letters to the editor
Why did the author write the text?
How do you know what the purpose is?
What textual evidence supports your conclusion?