Author`s Purpose & Point of View

English Language Arts, Grade 4

Read each text. Write the author’s purpose and point of view. The purpose can be: inform, entertain, persuade, or create a mood. The point of view can be: first person, second person, third person omniscient, or third person objective. Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same, ... I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. excerpt from The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost Having a dog-limit law will not stop bad dog owners from allowing their dogs to howl at night or run loose through the neighborhood. A bad dog owner can cause more chaos with one dog than a good dog owner can with four. What’s needed is for the town to enforce the leash, noise, and dog-licensing ordinances that are already on the books. The next wave crashed upon Jake with such force that he was dragged under at least 20 feet. He felt himself carried with a mighty force towards the shore. He held his breath and tried to swim forward with all his might. Just as his lungs were ready to burst, he felt himself rising. His head shot above the water’s surface. Gasping for breath, he thought, “I’ve got a chance; I may survive this!” Author’s purpose Point of View Author’s Purpose & Point of View Visit for Online Learning Resources. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 92-4067