Description: Craft and Structure Analyze author’s purpose and how differences in the points of view of the characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor.
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 6A


6A: Recognizing Author's Intent

6A: Recognizing Author's Intent

Description: Recognizing Author's Purpose

✓ standard met

Selection: H-4


Grade level: 8
Word count: 1968 words
Author: Anonymous
Synopsis: Things go wrong when Cupid wounds himself with his own arrow.
Excerpt: Cupid, beholding her as she lay in the dust, stopped his flight for an instant, saying, "Oh foolish Psyche, is it thus you repay my love? After I disobeyed my mother's commands and made you my wife, will you think me a monster and cut off my head? Go, and return to your sisters, whose advice you seem to think preferable to mine. I inflict no other punishment on you than to leave you forever. Love cannot dwell with suspicion."

Question: The author uses Psyche's decision to see her husband's face to show
  1. a betrayal of trust.
  2. an act of kindness.
  3. a declaration of love.
  4. a sign of strength.

✓ standard met

Writing prompt: Choose a fictional selection you read and rewrite it from the antagonist's point of view.


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