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Determine an author’s point of view, purpose, and tone in an informational text in which the language is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness, or beauty of the text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in an informational text, including figurative, connotative, and literal meanings; analyze how and why an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term or terms over the course of a text.
Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure an author uses in his or her literary text including how the author uses structure to make points clear, convincing, and engaging.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a variety of literary texts, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful.
Analyze and defend a case in which grasping a point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in a literary text from what is really meant.