Tone and Purpose. The Indirect Ways That Writers Communicate. Understanding the Author’s Purpose. In many textbooks, the writer’s purpose is fairly clear. However, sometimes a writer will express an opinion indirectly.
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The Indirect Ways That Writers Communicate
In many textbooks, the writer’s purpose is fairly clear.
However, sometimes a writer will express an opinion indirectly.
Writers use tone, style and other features of language to achieve the results they want.
Style may be defined as the characteristics that make a writer unique.
Depending upon whom the writer is addressing, he will change the level of language, method of presentation, and word choice.
Express attitudes, feelings & opinions
Opposite of Denotation
A Word’s Nuance—ideas associated with the word’s usage
May be Favorable or Unfavorable
found in the dictionary
No added meaningsWord Choice
Slim, skinny, slender, slight, wiry, scrawny
Intelligent, brainy, nerdy, smart, gifted
Particular, picky, fussy, meticulous, precise, exacting
Request, demand, command, appeal, plead, claim, ask
Gaudy, showy, flashy, tawdry, glitzy, jazzy
Glance, stare, look, glimpse, peek, peer, examine, gaze, scan
Take, snatch, grasp, filch, pocket, stealConnotationpositive vs. negative