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MOOD, TECHNIQUE AND PURPOSE OF THE AUTHOR

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A list of moods (atmosphere)
Alarming
Brooding
Buoyant
Comical
Confining
Cool
Dark
Fantastical
Hopeful
Light
Melancholy
Ominous
Oppressive
Relaxed
Sexy
Spooky
Suspenseful
Warm

MOOD
PURPOSE
TO INFORM
TECHNIQUE
Expository or Argumentative
by; Eljen James Tagsip
MOOD, TECHNIQUE AND PURPOSE OF THE AUTHOR
An
author
is broadly defined as "the person who originated or gave existence to anything" and whose authorship determines responsibility for what was created.
WHAT IS AN AUTHOR?
Narrowly defined, an author is the originator of any written work and can also be described as a writer.
MOOD:
-is what the
reader feels
while reading a scene or story.

-It’s not the reader’s emotions, but the
atmosphere (the vibe) of a scene or story.
It’s what the reader reads or feels or notices.
DIFFERENCE OF MOOD AND TONE:
Tone
- is the attitude of the narrator or viewpoint character toward story events and other characters.
It is achieved through
word choice (diction)
, sentence construction and
word order (syntax)
, and by what the viewpoint character focuses on.
Bouncing into the room, she lit up the vicinity with a joyous glow on her face as she told about her fiancé and their wedding plans.
EXAMPLE:
The author’s technique is a technique in which an individual author
uses in his writing
. It varies from author to author and depends upon one’s syntax, word choice, and tone.
TECHNIQUE
There are
four
basic literary styles used in writing. These styles distinguish the work of different authors from one another.
Expository writing style

-is a subject-oriented style. The focus of the writer in this type of writing style is to tell the readers about a specific subject or topic and in the end the author leaves out his own opinion about that topic.
EXAMPLE:

An excerpt from

The Pleasures of Imagination
” by Joseph Addison

The pleasures of the imagination, taken in their full extent, are not so gross as those of sense… A man of polite imagination is let into a great many pleasures…
A man should endeavor, therefore, to make the sphere of his innocent pleasures as wide as possible, that he may retire into them with safety … Delightful scenes, whether in nature, painting, or poetry, have a kindly influence on the body, as well as the mind, and not only serve to clear and brighten the imagination, but are able to disperse grief and melancholy…
Descriptive
Descriptive writing style


the author focuses on describing an event, a character or a place in detail. Sometimes, descriptive writing style is poetic in nature in, where the author specifies an event, an object or a thing rather than merely giving information about an event that has happened. Usually the description incorporates sensory details.
EXAMPLE:
A drop fell on the apple tree,
Another on the roof,
And made the gables laugh,
The breezes brought dejected lutes,
And bathed them in the glee;
And signed the fete away.
(Summer Shower by Emily Dickinson)
Persuasive
Persuasive style

Persuasive style of writing is a category of writing in which the writer tries to give reasons and justification to make the readers believe his point of view . The persuasive style aims to persuade and convince the readers.
EXAMPLE:

The death penalty is a good deterrent for criminals and is fair because the Bible says an eye for an eye. We should keep the death penalty on the books.

Marijuana should be legalized because it is no worse for you than alcohol and because we are putting too many people in prison and spending too much money to incarcerate them for nonviolent crimes.
Narrative
Narrative writing style


is a type of writing where the writer narrates a story to. It includes short stories, novels, novellas, biographies and poetry.
EXAMPLE:

It is an ancient Mariner,
And he stoppeth one of three.’
By thy long grey beard and glittering eye,
Now wherefore stopp’st thou me?
The bridegroom’s doors are opened wide,

The guests are met, the feast is set:
Mayst hear the merry din.
(The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge)
The author’s purpose is his/her
reason for writing.
There are three main purposes for writing. (To entertain, inform and persuade).

An author’s purpose is reflected in the way he writes about a topic.
PURPOSE
The primary purpose of texts that are written to inform is to enlighten the reader or provide the reader with information about a topic.
TO INFORM
The giant panda is a bearlike animal that has thick white fur with black markings on its ears, limbs, shoulders, and around its eyes. The giant panda feeds on bamboo forests at high altitudes in western China. It also eats bulbs, roots, eggs, and some small mammals. The cubs are born in late winter. The giant panda is an endangered species and is protected by the Chinese government.
EXAMPLE:
Examples of Texts That Are Written to Inform
Expository Essays or Articles
Instructions or Directions
Encyclopedias or Other Reference Texts
TO ENTERTAIN
The primary purpose of texts that are written to entertain is to amuse readers. This does not mean that the text must be happy; the text could be a tragedy, but the main reason for writing the text is to amuse readers.
TO ENTERTAIN
Examples of Texts that Are Written to Entertain:
Stories
Poems
Dramas
Songs
EXAMPLE:

Joe had been fishing for over two hours without a single bite. Suddenly there was a nibble at the end of his fishing line. He stood up on the boat and leaned out too far. Just then there was a sharp yank on the line. Joe fell overboard and landed head first into the water. Joe and his friends laughed and laughed.
TO PERSUADE
TO PERSUADE
In a text that is written to persuade, the author’s primary purpose is to compel readers to take action, convince them of an idea through argument, or to reaffirm their existing beliefs.
Examples of Texts That Are Written to Persuade
Advertisements
Campaign Speeches
Persuasive Letters or Notes
EXAMPLE:
It's New! It's Refreshing!
It's Slurpy Soda!
This is the best soda in the world! If you drink this soda you will jump higher, run faster and be smarter in school. Try one today!
SOURCES:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Author

http://theeditorsblog.net/2013/04/19/tone-mood-style-the-feel-of-fiction/

http://literarydevices.net/style/

http://www.ereadingworksheets.com/free-reading-worksheets/authors-purpose-worksheets/authors-purpose/

http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/h/authorpur.cfm
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