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  1. WRITING STYLE HOW TO ANALYZE WRITING STYLE THINGS TO CONSIDER

  2. WHAT IS WRITING STYLE? • Writing style is the different strategies an author chooses to address an issue and an audience. • A style reveals the writer's personality or voice, but it also shows how she or he sees the audience of the writing. • The writing style reveals the choices the writer makes in syntactical structures, diction, and figures of speech.

  3. SENTENCE STRUCTURE • THIS INCLUDES THE TYPES OF SENTENCES THAT THE AUTHOR USES IN THE WORK. • SIMPLE • COMPLEX • COMPOUND-COMPLEX • BALANCED

  4. DICTION: WORD CHOICE • JARGON /LINGO Special words or expressions that are used by a particular profession or group and are difficult for others to understand. E.G. "He's an impact player" (sports) "This one's in the bag" • DIALECT A variety of speech associated with a particular group within a society.E.G. "It is like, in Tennessee, you wouldn't usually say you, you would say y'all ." • CLICHES E.G. "live and learn" "what goes around comes around" • COLLOQUIAL LANGUAGE E.G. "barfed" "fake"

  5. FIGURES OF SPEECH • A figure of speech is a use of a word that diverges from its normal meaning, or a phrase with a specialized meaning not based on the literal meaning of the words in it such as a metaphor, simile, or personification. Figures of speech often provide emphasis, freshness of expression, or clarity. • E.G. metaphor, simile, personification (see chart)