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  • Tone

    1. 1. Tone <br />
    2. 2. Content<br />What is tone?<br />Purpose of Tone<br />Elements to make the tone<br />How to identify tone?<br />
    3. 3. What is Tone?<br />Tone: the implied attitude of a writer toward the subject and characters of a work.<br />ATTITUDE<br />CHARACTERS<br />AUTHOR<br />
    4. 4. Tone may be<br />happy, sad, formal, informal, ironic, playful, serious, angry, naive condescending, or many other possible attitudes<br />
    5. 5. TONE EXAMPLE<br />Finally, one of the girls pointed to the grass and giggled. &quot;Meow!&quot; A cat sat on the edge of the field and licked its paw. They did indeed have company. The girls ran over to the cat and pet his belly. They laughed and the cat sauntered back to the field. <br />The tone of this passage is happy/contentment as there was a successful, happy resolution to the problem.<br />
    6. 6. What is the purpose of tone?:<br />writer<br />Relationship<br />reader<br />materials<br />emotions<br />
    7. 7. What is the purpose of tone?:<br />Tone is the typical quality of the writer’s personality.<br />Creates growing emotion in the reader. <br />It sets the relationship between reader and writer. <br />Connects the material to the reader.<br />
    8. 8. Understanding Tone<br /> Understanding Tone Understanding tone is a prerequisite to understanding meaning. <br />It is key to understanding the author’s mood<br /> It is key to making connections between the author’s thought and its expression.<br />
    9. 9. Elements to make the tone<br />Elements contribute to make the tone<br />
    10. 10. Tips to identify tone<br />Tone must be inferred through the use of descriptive words.<br />You can recognize the tone/attitude by the language/word choices the author uses. <br />His language will reveal his perspective/opinion<br />
    11. 11. How to identify the tone:<br />Questions you can ask:<br />How does the author feel about his or her subject?<br />“How are these feelings revealed?”<br />
    12. 12. Many authors will use a neutral (without strong feeling) tone if they are writing about factual events. Others, however, will use the language to show their opinion on the topic.<br />
    13. 13. Note:<br />Be careful to separate mood from tone. The tone shows you an author&apos;s opinion, while mood is the feeling and atmosphere of the text<br />
    14. 14. How to identify the tone:<br />Pay particular attention to descriptive language and connotative meanings.<br />The language and details the writer chooses to describe the characters, setting, and events help to create the tone.<br /> Tone often reflects the author’spurpose.<br />
    15. 15. Thank you for your attention!<br />To be continue….….<br />

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