What is Structure in Writing and How Does it Affect Meaning?


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1. An author creating a structure is NOT similar to:

2. Which of the following literary elements are NOT included in structure?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of the effects writing structure has on meaning. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include how the structure of a writing is defined as well as literary elements found in writing structure.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Structure of a writing defined
  • Planning in regards to writing structure
  • Literary elements included in structure
  • Correct order of a narrative structure
  • Structure's effects on the meaning of a story

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the effects of writing structure
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the use of literary elements in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the order of narrative structure

Additional Learning

To learn more about writing, review the accompanying lesson called What is Structure in Writing and How Does it Affect Meaning? This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define structure
  • Identify four literary elements that rely on structure
  • Understand how structure affects meaning