An author's purpose is the reason why they create a book, article, or other work. Authors may write to entertain, inform, or persuade readers. As a reader, you can identify an author's purpose by examining the word choice, tone, and other features of the text.
What was the author's purpose? (Persuade, Inform, Entertain)
Examples of things usually designed to persuade auidences include:
advertisements speeches reviews
The first Groundhog Day was celebrated in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania on 2 February 1887. At the time just a small group of men, known as The Groundhog Club's Inner Circle, watched. Today when Punxsutawny Phil looks for his shadow on Gobbler's Knob, he does so to a crowd of nearly 30,000 people. Since 1887, Punxsutawney Phil has seen his shadow 108 times (as of 2023) predicting a long winter. He has only ever predicted 20 early springs. According to meterologists, that makes this groundhog's weather predictions accurate about 39% of the time.
- To Inform
- To Entertain
- To Persuade
Examples of things usually designed to inform audiences include:
research papers textbooks biographies
What is the author’s purpose?
Examples of things usually designed to entertain audiences include:
short stories/novels plays comics
EXIT TICKET: What is the author's purpose in writing a biography about a historical figure?