Author's purpose and craft

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The student uses critical inquiry to analyze the authors' choices and how they influence and communicate meaning within a variety of texts. The student analyzes and applies author's craft purposefully in order to develop his or her own products and performances.
Explain the author's purpose and message within a text;
Explain how the use of text structure contributes to the author's purpose;
Analyze the author's use of print and graphic features to achieve specific purposes;
Describe how the author's use of imagery, literal and figurative language such as simile and metaphor, and sound devices such as alliteration and assonance achieves specific purposes;
Identify and understand the use of literary devices, including first- or third-person point of view;
Discuss how the author's use of language contributes to voice
Identify and explain the use of anecdote.

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