A Writer's Voice Analysis

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The term voice may be used to define a writer's stance toward his subject or readers. For example, a writer could say, "I'm using a satirical (or humorous, condescending, patronizing) voice in this editorial."

Alternatively, some writers and English instructors talk about a writer's voice as a representation of the trueness of a document. An accomplished writer is said to have found his or her voice while a beginning writer is said to be searching for his or her voice. When used in this way, voice refers to the "trueness" or "honesty" or "authority" or "power" of a writer's message. Back in the 1960s, some writing instructors suggested inexperienced writers needed to find their true voice--that each of us has a specific voice that we need
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