When an author intends to express feelings, he or she may use colorful and evocative language. An author may write emotionally for any number of reasons. Sometimes, the author will do so because he or she is describing a personal situation of great pain or happiness. Sometimes an author is attempting to persuade the reader, and so will use emotion to stir up the passions. It can be easy to identify this kind of expression when the writer uses phrases like ‘I felt’ and ‘I sense’. However, sometimes the author will simply describe feelings without introducing them. As a reader, it is important to recognize when an author is expressing emotion, and not to become overwhelmed by sympathy or passion. A reader should maintain some detachment so that he or she can still evaluate the strength of the author’s argument or the quality of the writing.
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Last updated: 12/15/2017
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