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Author's purpose ppt 2013

  1. 1. • When studying Author’s Purpose, you are determining the author’s intent for creating a piece of writing.• Authors write with the intent to: • Persuade P E • Inform I • Entertain
  2. 2. • Persuasive Writing expresses an opinion and attempts to convince the reader that the opinion is correct or tries to get you to do something. – Ex. • An advertisement in a magazine to get • readers to buy a new video game
  3. 3. • Informative writing provides the reader with information about a specific topic. • An author may give you facts or true information about a subject. –Ex. • A biography about the life of Gary Paulsen
  4. 4. •Many authors write to entertain, creating descriptive writing such as poetry, or narrative writing such as stories. -Ex. • A story about a family of vampires • fighting with a pack of werewolves
  5. 5. Example #1 - PERSUADE: Every person understands religion slightly differently, and myinterpretation of Hindu gods is this. There are many gods who representdifferent areas of life. For example, there is a well-known goddess calledLakshmi, who is the Goddess of wealth. If you have her image in your homeand pray to it for wealth, you most likely will become wealthy. It worked for me; Ibought a sticker of the beautiful Lakshmi, a goddess which I knew nothingabout, and my wealth instantly boosted. This is because gods listen to yourneeds when you pray to them. I think everyone should pray to a Hindu godevery day. I bought a sticker of Buddha, which is again believed by Hindus to bethe incarnation of one aspect of God. When I got into my meditative positionand fixed my gaze at this sticker with a candle lit next to it, I very quickly gotinto a deep meditation, which showed me that Buddha can be an excellentmeditation teacher, and again proved to me that Hindu gods are indeedpowerful and valid. You should consider praying to Buddha, too. As you cansee, Hindu gods have amazing powers and everyone should have one in theirhome!
  6. 6. Example #1 - PERSUADE: Every person understands religion slightly differently, and myinterpretation of Hindu gods is this. There are many gods who representdifferent areas of life. For example, there is a well-known goddess calledLakshmi, who is the Goddess of wealth. If you have her image in your homeand pray to it for wealth, you most likely will become wealthy. It worked for me; Ibought a sticker of the beautiful Lakshmi, a goddess which I knew nothingabout, and my wealth instantly boosted. This is because gods listen to yourneeds when you pray to them. I think everyone should pray to a Hindu godevery day. I bought a sticker of Buddha, which is again believed by Hindus to bethe incarnation of one aspect of God. When I got into my meditative positionand fixed my gaze at this sticker with a candle lit next to it, I very quickly gotinto a deep meditation, which showed me that Buddha can be an excellentmeditation teacher, and again proved to me that Hindu gods are indeedpowerful and valid. You should consider praying to Buddha, too. Hindu godshave amazing powers and everyone should have one in their home!
  7. 7. Example #2 - INFORM: Hinduism is the world’s third most popular religion. Thereligion of Hinduism originated in Northern India, near the IndusRiver approximately 4,000 years ago. It was the religion of anancient people known as the Aryans ("noble people") whosephilosophy, religion, and customs are recorded in their sacredtexts known as the Vedas. These texts were initially handed downby word of mouth from teacher to student. It was not until muchlater that they were actually written down. Archeological evidencefrom the Indus Valley civilization of northwestern India helps toestablish Hinduism as the worlds oldest living religion. Today,Hinduism is practiced by more than 80% of Indias population andthere are almost one billion people practicing Hinduism all overthe world.
  8. 8. Example #2 - INFORM: Hinduism is the world’s third most popular religion. Thereligion of Hinduism originated in Northern India, near the IndusRiver approximately 4,000 years ago. It was the religion of anancient people known as the Aryans ("noble people") whosephilosophy, religion, and customs are recorded in their sacredtexts known as the Vedas. These texts were initially handed downby word of mouth from teacher to student. It was not until muchlater that they were actually written down. Archeological evidencefrom the Indus Valley civilization of northwestern India helps toestablish Hinduism as the worlds oldest living religion. Today,Hinduism is practiced by more than 80% of Indias population andthere are almost one billion people practicing Hinduism all overthe world.
  9. 9. Example #3 - ENTERTAIN: 3,500 years ago, a little girl named Puja lived on the banksof the Ganges River in a small town in northern India. Her parentswere farmers, and they were waiting patiently for the monsoonrains to come. With each passing day, the ground became dryerand dryer. Food was running out, and Puja’s family couldn’t waitmuch longer for the rain to come or their family would starve or beforced to move. Puja did all she could to help her family. Sheprayed day and night to Annapurna, the Hindu goddess of theharvest, that the rains would soon come so her family wouldn’thave to move. Much to her delight, the next morning, Puja awoketo the glorious sounds of the heavy rains beating down like a drumon the roof of her home, and she knew everything would bealright.*Challenge* What figurative language device is being used in thelast sentence?
  10. 10. •If the author is telling a story, hispurpose is probably to _____________. entertain•If the author is giving opinions andtrying to convince, his purpose is persuadeprobably to _____________.•If the author is telling facts, his informpurpose is probably to _____________.

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