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AUTHORS CRAFT

Types Authors Crafts for analysis of many types novels / writing


Surprise
Suspense
Description
Flashback
Flash forward
Shadowing/fore-shadowing
Full circle
Time lapsing-spacing
Character development
Conclusion/ending
Feelings/emotions
Time lapsing/spacing
False hints or fore-shadowing
Humor
Sarcasm
Cliff-hangers
Exploding the moment extremely detailed writing
Senses used in the details: sound, smell, taste, touch, see
Epilogue
Footnotes
Writing in diary or journal style
Quotes or famous sayings at the start of chapters
Using dates or unique ways to identify chapters

Other Elements of a Story that can looked at in Analysis of Authors Craft (that can be used in
analyzing the novel only if the conditions written below are met.)
Genre as in being specific in the way the author approached his/her:
satire, historical fiction, etc
Story Map as in being specific in the way the author approached the Resolution what it
was
Point of View if this is unique (Ex: presented from 2 different points of view) or really
makes a complete difference in the novel
Setting as in being specific in showing how the time period or specific places in the
setting made a difference or were good choices for the author
Dialogue only to be used in analysis if you can show that particular dialogue made
a real difference in the book, as in the words and expression chosen by the author

Poetic Devices as an Authors Craft (that can be used in analyzing poetry, but not for novels, because
the use of a device or two below a couple of times in an entire novel usually does not make for you be
able to show me that such a device made a grand difference in the novel for you)
o Simile
o Metaphor
o Alliteration
o Onomatopoeia
o Personification
o Repetition
o Hyperbole
(For a reminder regarding how to Analyze an Authors Craft, see back of this page)

Analysis of Authors Craft

1. Choose ONE craft the author uses


2. Give TWO examples of how it is used
3. Say whether it is effective or not effective because
4. Explain why this craft did or did not work for you / make the book better, etc (this ties in with
#3 above)