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;
Analyze 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 figurative language such as metaphor and personification achieves specific purposes;
Identify the use of literary devices, including subjective and objective point of view;
Analyze how the author's use of language contributes to mood, voice, and tone
Explain the purpose of rhetorical devices such as direct address and rhetorical questions and logical fallacies such as loaded language and sweeping generalizations.

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