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Transcript of TONE LESSON
ARE SENTENCES SHORT AND CHOPPY?
ARE THEY LONG AND SMOOTH?
IS REPETITION USED?
HOW IS PUNCTUATION USED? IT'S NOT JUST WHAT YOU SAY..IT'S THE WAY YOU SAY IT! *LOUDNESS/SOFTNESS
*WORD CHOICE 1. WORD CHOICE
ARE THE WORDS POSITIVE, NEGATIVE, OR NEUTRAL?
WHAT CONNOTATIONS DO THEY HAVE? 2. SENTENCE STRUCTURE Tone 3. IMAGERY ,IRONY, AND OTHER DETAILS **EX: VERBAL IRONY (intentionally saying something that is the opposite of what is meant) CAN INDICATE SARCASM, ANGER, OR
**EX: HYPERBOLE (exaggeration)
THE TONE OF A
PASSAGE OF LITERATURE IS THE WRITER'S ATTITUDE TOWARD HIS SUBJECT, A CHARACTER, OR HIS AUDIENCE. "He had me transfixed as he spoke. I could feel his sincerity, and I began to get a sense of how much this major step meant to him. Because of his nature and his passion for justice, he had to do what he was doing. The rumbling voice, the theatrical gestures were gone. He was speaking from a deep, quiet strength. TO MISUNDERSTAND TONE IS TO MISINTERPRET MEANING! "Today we know that these most
wonderful of natural-born killers, these exquisite creatures are not only NOT villains, they are victims..." "Fair is fair. And fair is that the athletes deserve what the fans are willing to pay." "They play a game that many would play for meal money and get paid like royalty and have the gall to whine that they are not paid enough."