tailieunhanh - Reading comprehension success part 11

Tham khảo tài liệu 'reading comprehension success part 11', ngoại ngữ, kỹ năng đọc tiếng anh phục vụ nhu cầu học tập, nghiên cứu và làm việc hiệu quả | Language and Style In most of the passages you have read so far the author s ideas and intentions have been very clear. But what happens when they re not What if the writer doesn t provide a topic sentence that clearly expresses the main idea Or what if the writer gives you a poem instead of a clear-cut memorandum How do you figure out what the author is trying to say The good news is that no matter how cryptic a piece of writing may seem the author always leaves clues to help you figure out what he or she means. These clues can be found in the writer s language and style the words used and the type of sentences in which he or she uses them. The next four lessons therefore focus on four different aspects of language and style Point of view Diction Style Tone You ll learn how authors use these elements to create meaning for their readers. Then you ll put it all together in Lesson 15 to see how language style structure and meaning work together. 87 LESSON 11 A Matter of Perspective Point of View LESSON SUMMARY This lesson introduces you to the concept of point of view one strategy writers use to convey their meaning to readers. Aspects such as whether writers use the more subjective I or the more objective one whether they address readers as you or merely refer to an anonymous they influence how readers understand what the writer has written. Picture this You are walking along a tree-lined street late in the afternoon. Just ahead of you a woman is sitting on a bench a dog lies in the shade at her feet. You watch them and nod hello as you walk by. Now picture this You are that dog. You re sitting in the shade under a bench next to your owner s feet. Suddenly someone walks down the street in front of you. If you look up you can see that person nod as he or she walks by. Although you ve just pictured the same thing a person walking by a woman with a dog you ve really pictured two very different scenes haven t you The scenario looks quite different from the dog s point

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