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Author's Purpose

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Henri Whitehead

on 30 January 2017

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Author's Purpose
By Henri Whitehead
Author's Perspective
Perspective
- the author's starting viewpoint, or outlook, or preconceived ideas.
Try to put yourself in the author's shoes.
Would you react the same way?
Any past experiences, biases, or gains?
Author's Tone
Tone
- shows the author's attitude toward a subject.
A
positive
tone conveys good feelings about a topic. They show approval.
A
negative
tone communicates bad feelings about the topic. It might show sadness, anger, cynicism, bitterness, sarcasm, weariness, hate, disgust, or a number of other negative emotions.
A
neutral
tone is neither positive nor negative. They avoid words that express feeling.
Author's Attitude
Attitude
- conveys the author's approval or disapproval of a subject.
to persuade
: the tone is overly positive or harshly negative
to inform
: the tone is neutral.
to entertain
:

stories are meant to entertain even if they teach a lesson.
Author's Audience
Audience
- who does the author want to deliver his message to.
You probably use a different tone in a letter to your boyfriend than a letter to your principal.
Viewpoint
- sometimes the author will hint at an opinion
Sometimes the author will even keep the tone neutral while hinting at strong feelings.
Author's Viewpoint
Author's Style
Style
- the sentence structure and word choice that the author uses.
Nothing is written by chance.
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