A writer, on the other hand, composes a reading with a certain sort of reader in mind. When the writer understands who the audience is, he or she may talk directly to that audience by using precise language, facts, and examples. You can ascertain the audience by determining the location of the reading. If it's in a library, the readers are likely educated. They may even be students yourself! If it's at a bookstore, then the audience is made up of everyone else: parents, friends, coworkers. They're also likely interested in what you have to say because it's your book.
The writer may also talk directly to the audience through questions. For example, if there are no students around, the writer could ask someone from the audience to help him or her out by serving as an imaginary student for a reading. The writer would then describe what kind of person would be good at reading fiction, for example, and perhaps even tell some of his or her own stories to show how reading works.
Finally, the writer might just talk about himself or herself. For example, if the writer has nothing interesting to say about reading or writing, he or she could just ramble on about personal matters such as politics or music.
All in all, writers compose readings that suit the audience's needs. These can be as simple or complex as you want them to be.
The manner in which an author writes is referred to as their style. Each author employs literary methods in such a way that his or her work is distinguishable. The author's style is determined by the words used, the mood generated, the use of dialogues, tone, and sensory language. All of these elements combine to create the overall impression of the book.
An author's style can be described as any one of several different things: the quality that makes two authors appear different even though they are writing about the same subject; the individual traits of an author's handwriting, spelling, or punctuation; the voice of the writer who expresses themselves through the text; or the color of the ink they use. An author's style is also known as "verbiage" because it consists mostly of words rather than pictures.
In literature classes, students often compare notes on the styles of different authors. They will usually point out similarities between them and ascribe them to certain characteristics of the authors. For example, two writers may use short sentences together with long paragraphs. They may also use similar vocabulary and phrase structures throughout their works. These are all attributes of a person's style. When discussing books with friends, people often comment on how similar the styles of various authors are. This is also evidence that authors' styles consist mainly of verbiage rather than content.
It is important for readers to understand that authors' styles are unique to them.
A "rhetorical situation" is the relationship between the writer and the audience. When we speak with others, we get feedback on whether or not they comprehend what we're saying. When speaking, their facial expressions, changes in body language, and comments supply us with vital information. In written communication, such feedback can only be provided by the use of punctuation, spelling, and vocabulary.
An important part of any rhetorical situation is context. What we say depends on who is listening and what they want to hear. The writer has complete control over the context in which they place their words; they can choose their listeners and adjust what they say accordingly. For example, if I were writing to convince you to let me join a club, I would probably mention other people who have done so before you and then explain why you should do so too. Context also includes where and when we say something. If I were writing this letter while sitting at my desk, I might include some specific details about my experience and offer certain examples. But if I were writing instead from the beach, with nothing but the ocean for company, I could talk more generally about my feelings without worrying about getting too specific.
Finally, context includes whom we are writing. This goes beyond simple names, as I refer to others in my email messages to friends. I might use "you" or "your" when writing to several people at once, even though they each receive the message directly.
It is how the writer's message would be received by the readers. There would be no readers if the writer did not create his work. And there would be no sense of possession if people read the writers' work. It is a two-way street in which both parties must fulfill their responsibilities. 1. Reader Reaction to Literary Theory: Most literary theorists do not write for a professional audience. They write for themselves alone, or perhaps for other scholars who share their interest in the subject.
The aim of most theoretical writing is to explain what certain texts mean, to interpret them. Texts for interpretation include poems, plays, and novels. The theorist may use other kinds of texts too: speeches, documents, even ordinary things like graffiti on walls or coins in mounds. But usually theories are based on several texts from the same period by the same author or group of authors.
A literary theory should always be able to justify its claims with reference to the texts it discusses. It cannot simply state that this or that feature is present in all texts by definition because that would be a crude theory that would not deserve to be called such. Nor can it merely list features that many texts have in common because those are useful to do so but not necessary for something to be a good text.
However, just as literary critics don't always agree on what makes a good text, so also they don't always agree on what makes a good theory.
The individual for whom a writer writes or a composer composes is referred to as the audience. A writer employs a certain language, tone, and content style based on his knowledge of his audience. The audience, in basic terms, refers to the viewers, listeners, and intended readers of a piece of literature, performance, or speech.
There are three main types of audiences: general, specific, and unnamed/allegorical. General audiences consist of everyone who is not specifically excluded. These people may live or die without ever knowing how someone else felt about something that happened in literature. With few exceptions, writers cannot address general audiences directly; instead, they write for specific groups of people. For example, Charles Dickens wrote primarily for women because men didn't read fiction at that time. Short stories were popular then; novels weren't yet common. Women enjoyed reading short stories because they could get more entertainment for their money. Men didn't need more entertainment; they needed jobs and better wages. Specific audiences are defined by the fact that they can be identified by the writer as different groups within the general public. For example, George Bernard Shaw wrote one play for each member of the London theatre industry because he believed that no one deserved to suffer over politics or society unless they took part in changing it. Unnamed/allegorical audiences are those for which the writer does not know or care if they are male or female, old or young, rich or poor.