How can we use elements of a literary work to give us clues about the works intended audience? literary work

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I would say that the use of figurative language is critical to its particular application to a specific audience.  The imagery of a work, for example, conjures up mental pictures through words that can be understood by audience members.  The ability of these images to be appreciated comes from the...

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I would say that the use of figurative language is critical to its particular application to a specific audience.  The imagery of a work, for example, conjures up mental pictures through words that can be understood by audience members.  The ability of these images to be appreciated comes from the fact that certain audience members will understand the force of such pictures.  Another element of either poetry or any work of literature that can be appreciated by specific audience members would be tone and/ or theme.  If the meaning or purpose of a work is designed with a specific relevancy, the reader can gain better insight as to who the intended audience was in terms of meaning and relevancy to those specific readers.

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