Author’s purpose- the main reason he or she has for writing a particular piece, such as to entertain, inform, or persuade.
Literary Forms- the different classifications of writing. Also known as genres.
Poetry– verse written to inspire thought and feeling from the reader, which typically includes imagery and figurative language or may or may not rhyme.
Drama- a special literary form that is meant to be staged rather than read. It includes stage directions and speaking lines called dialogue.
Fiction- a text that maybe based on actual events or people or may be based entirely on the author’s imagination; it contains elements that have been made up by the author. The purpose of fiction is generally to entertain and create a mood, such as happy, sad, scary, angry, etc.
Nonfiction- a text based on facts and an author’s opinions about a subject. Examples include biographies, newspaper articles, and textbooks. The purpose of nonfiction is to inform and sometimes to persuade.