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What is tone?  * Tone is the manner of expression in speech or writing.  *Tone shows a certain attitude on the part of the author or speaker.

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1 What is tone?  * Tone is the manner of expression in speech or writing.  *Tone shows a certain attitude on the part of the author or speaker.

2 What tone does these pictures convey?

3 As you read the passage below, try to imagine the speaker.  It was a glorious day today. Although the rain pounded the street outside, my mind was filled with thoughts of my secret. I felt myself smiling often, for no reason. I even laughed out loud, but luckily no one noticed.  How would you describe the speaker's tone?  What can you infer about the speaker's secret?

4 Now read the passage below and think about the speaker and his or her tone.  Today was a long day. The rain pounded the pavement outside for hours. All I could think about was my secret. I didn't want to think about it, though. I longed for a reason to laugh or even smile. But I could find none.  How would you describe the speaker?  What can you infer about the speaker's secret?

5 Brainstorm  Brainstorm as many words as possible that can be used to describe various kinds of tone.

6 The following are words that describe various kinds of tone. Record them in your vocabulary folder.  Arrogant  Compassionate  Desolate  Flippant  Nostalgic  Proud  Solemn  Petty  Formal  Optimistic

7 What is mood?  Mood is the atmosphere or overall feeling that a literary work creates for the READER. The mood can be serious, humorous, or sad.

8 A variety of elements contribute to mood:  1. word choice (ex: grumpy)  2. images (ex: starlit night)  3. setting (ex: dark, shadowy room)  4. events (ex: heavy storm clouds lifting)  5. punctuation & sentence structure


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