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Author's Perspective

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Kimberly Helms

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Author's Perspective
by: Mrs. Helms
Author's Perspective
ElACC8RL1: Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of
what the text says explicitly as well as inferences from the text.
ELACC8RL4:
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text
, including figurative and connotative meanings;
analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone
including analogies or allusions to other texts.
ELACC8SL2: Analyze the purpose of information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and
evaluate the motives
(e.g., social, commercial, political) behind its presentation.
Definition
Example
Purpose
Perspective
Perspective is how the author FEELS about the topic.
P
ersuade
I
nform
E
ntertain
S
elf-reflective
5+7=
What is the author's attitude?
Is there prejudice or bias in the opinion?
Are there any facts used?
Can the source be trusted?
(cc) image by anemoneprojectors on Flickr
Purpose is the REASON that the author decides to write.
Author's Point of View
Essential Question:
What is the difference between the author's
purpose
and the author's
perspective
?
Mary Poppins???
or Mary Poppins???
Does a writer use bias or a sense of prejudice in his tone?

Does the writer have a motive?

How can I recognize the bias and the motive?
What does the writer say to us explicitly or what does he just
*
infer?



Look for: Facts , opinions, and the word choices the writer uses.
What is the tone ? The tone is the author's attitude toward the subject and toward the audience, or reader.
Inferences: conclusions based on assumptions
Author's Perspective
What is the author's
tone
and the reader's
mood
in "Scary Mary"?





What is the author's
tone
and the reader's
mood
in the original "Mary Poppins"?
Tone is the writer's attitude toward the audience, the characters, and the 'work' .
Mood is the feeling of the reader about the subject or text.
Words that describe

author's
Tone
Words that describe

reader's
Mood
Amused Angry Cheerful Horror Clear
Formal Gloomy Humorous Informal Light
Matter-of-fact Resigned Optimistic Pessimistic
Playful Pompous Sad Serious Suspicious Witty
Fanciful Frightening Frustrating Gloomy
Happy Joyful Melancholy Mysterious
Romantic Sentimental Sorrowful Suspenseful
Tone

and
Mood
Tone
is writer's attitude and
Mood
is your emotional response.
Let's practice!
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