What is the author s purpose

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1. What is the authorís purpose? All authors have a reason, or purpose, for writing. The details and information that they present demonstrate their purpose. Ask yourself, ďWhat does the author want me to learn or think as a result of reading or viewing their work?Ē

2. Four Main Purposes To persuade To entertain To inform To describe A piece of writing can have more than one purpose When readingÖ Start by asking why you think the author wrote this piece. Determine if you think the author achieved the purpose or purposes. Support you opinion by looking at direct evidence, like quotes from the text. When readingÖ Start by asking why you think the author wrote this piece. Determine if you think the author achieved the purpose or purposes. Support you opinion by looking at direct evidence, like quotes from the text.

3. Name the authorís purpose: A comic book A weather report An editorial article The sports section of the newspaper

4. Answer: Some exceptions may be graphic novels like Maus, which is based on the Holocaust and it informs the reader about history. Some exceptions may be graphic novels like Maus, which is based on the Holocaust and it informs the reader about history.

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11. What is the authorís purpose? A Tabloid Newspaper Writer

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13. What is the authorís purpose? A propaganda poster: What are these images supposed to do to the reader? Why do you think that the Star of David has been represented as a snake? Notice the dark colors and threatening facial expressions in ďThe Eternal Jew.Ē Why did the artist portray Jews with menacing eyes and evil looks? Do you think that these posters were effective in portraying the authorís intent? What are these images supposed to do to the reader? Why do you think that the Star of David has been represented as a snake? Notice the dark colors and threatening facial expressions in ďThe Eternal Jew.Ē Why did the artist portray Jews with menacing eyes and evil looks? Do you think that these posters were effective in portraying the authorís intent?

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