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Authors Craft

What is Authors Craft?

Characterize The development of a character in a story - when the author is clearly developing a character by describing at length the characters thoughts, dialogue, or interactions with other characters.
Theme The lesson, message, or moral of the story; what message the or lesson is the author trying to communicate with his or her readers.
Point of Veiw The perspective from which the story is being told. This is an example of authors craft when the author an unique point of view to tell the story OR changes the point of view in the story.
Flashback A jump back in time during the story, often done to provide the reader with important background information about a character or past event.
Foreshadowing A warning or indication of a future event in the story.
Repetition Repeating of words or phrases throughout the text. The repetition needs to happen many times to emphasize an important message.
Tone or Mood The tone and feeling that the writer creates for the reader (funny, serious, dramatic, suspenseful). Authors will often establish the mood based upon the action and feelings of the characters in story.
Simile Comparisons between two unlike things using the words "like" or "as". For example, "She is as sly as a fox."
Metaphor A comparison between two unlike things. For example "He is a tiger."
Created by: Addie_Kawaii



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