Introduction to Nonfiction Texts and Persuasive Writing Name: Date Period DIRECTIONS: USE PP. 426-427 or POWERPOINT TO COMPLETE THE ITEMS BELOW. 1. In an essay, an author supports a ____________________________, which is a central idea about a topic. 2. An author’s ____________________________ is his reason for writing. 3. List and define the three main purposes for writing. a. ___________________________ b. ___________________________ c. ___________________________ 4. The author’s attitude toward his topic and audience is the _________________________, which is communicated through the author’s choice of words. 5. In word choice, the author often uses __________________________ language and ________________________. DIRECTIONS: READ PP. 428-429 TO COMPLETE THE ITEMS BELOW. 1. In your own words, explain what supporting details are. 2. Define each type of supporting detail. a. b. c. d. e. f. 3. Explain each ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE. a. b. c. 4. ____________________ is an author’s choice of words. 5. _____________________ are social or emotional meanings of words, not the literal definitions from the dictionary. However, DENOTATIONS are the dictionary meanings of words, the literal and true meanings of words. 6. Give at least 3 types of figurative language and their definitions. a. b. c. 7. What is the purpose of rhetorical devices? 8. Define each rhetorical device. a. b. c. d.