Presentation on theme: "How do I determine an author’s style?"— Presentation transcript:
1 How do I determine an author’s style? Essential QuestionHow do I determine an author’s style?
2 Write in Table of Contents STYLEWrite in Table of Contents
3 There Are Many Types of Styles Clothing StyleMusic StyleHairstylePerformance styleArtistic styleWriting style
4 Writing Style is….Just like the styles of clothing, hair, and music, different styles of writing feature aspects of the writer’s personality, background, preferences, strengths, etc.
5 Copy: Author’s StyleStyle describes the ways that the author uses wordsStyle describes how the author describes events, objects, and ideas.
6 How Do We Discuss Writing Style? Writing style can be discussed through a few key factors:DictionSyntaxToneUse of Figurative Language
7 Copy: DictionDiction is a writer’s choice of words. (think diction-ary)
8 The bear growled as he approached our tent. VS.The beast’s vicious snarl thundered through our tent.
9 Copy: SyntaxSyntax refers to the way that a writer arranges his/her words in a sentence.
10 I read my text book because I knew that my teacher would test us on that stuff. Anticipating that my teacher would test us on the material, I read my text book carefully.I read the text book carefully, anticipating that my instructor would assess us on the material.Carefully I read my text book--I knew that my teacher would test us on the material.Etc., etc., etc………
11 Copy: ToneTone refers to the writer’s attitude toward the reader and/or subject of writing
12 The cuddly kitten nestled down on my lap the moment I sat down on the couch. That mangy furball flopped down on my lap before I could even sit down.
13 Figurative LanguageFigurative language refers to any word or phrase that describes one thing in terms of something elseExamples= metaphor, simile, personification
14 Examples of Figurative Language His thoughts tumbled in his head, making andbreaking alliances like underpants in a dryer withoutCling FreeThe little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn't.It was an American tradition, like fathers chasing kids around with power tools.
15 How Could You Use Figurative Language to Describe the Picture Below? MetaphorSimilePersonification
16 Let’s Review….. What exactly is style in your own words? What are the key factors we can use to discuss an author’s writing style?
17 Describe Frederick Douglass’s Style DictionDoes he use plain, informal everyday languageorSophisticated, formal, elevated words?SyntaxAre his sentences long or short?ToneWhat is his attitude towards slavery?FigurativeLanguageLook through the text and find examples of figurative language.
18 Today’s AssignmentComplete guided reading questions started yesterday.Answer questions 1-6 on p. 149
19 Exit TicketHow do you describe an author’s style?