Analyze the impact of the author's choices: How the author uses structure, imagery, and characterization of a story for dramatic effect (e.g., Mrs. Kelly’s Monster).
Journalism: Narrative Nonfiction/Historical Fiction
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Analyze how an author’s ideas or claims are developed and refined by particular sentences, paragraphs, or larger portions of a text.
Analyze how the author creates such effects as suspense or humor through differences in the perspective of the characters and the reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony)..
Analyze and evaluate how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a work of literature, order events within it (e.g., parallel episodes) and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) contribute to the overall meaning and effect of a work.
Analyze how dynamic characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
Analyze a series of ideas or events, including the order in which the points are made and developed, and the connections that are drawn between them.