Tone and Figurative Language. The Indirect Ways That Writers Communicate. Understanding the Author’s Purpose. In many texts, 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 texts, the writer’s purpose is fairly clear.
However, sometimes a writer will express an opinion indirectly.
Writers use tone, style, diction, imagery, and other features of language to achieve the results they want.
Examples of Tone
Style may be defined as the characteristics that make a writer unique.
Depending upon whom the writer is addressing, he/she will change the level of language, method of presentation, and word 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, pocket, steal, borrowConnotationpositive vs. negative