Writer's Use of Language and Style

How do the writer’s choices about language and style support his or her argument? What do these choices reveal about the writer’s argument?

Aspect of Writing

Effect on the Argument

What seems to be the overall tone?  
How are the sentences formed?  
What words does the writer choose? What is the connotation of those words?  
How does the writer use punctuation?  
Are passages long or short?  

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