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Literary Element: TONE

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Martin Olvera

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Definition of Tone
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Some advice on using Tone
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Tone
is an attitude of a writer toward a subject or an audience generally conveyed through the choice of words or the viewpoint of a writer on a particular subject. It is the way the author uses words, creates images, chooses details, uses language and sentence structure to present a certain attitude or feelings to the reader about his/her writing topic. Tone can be positive, negative or neutral.
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According to Writers Digest Tone is one of the most overlooked elements of writing. It can create interest, or kill it. Tone is the authors attitude coming to life through a piece of writing or through character dialog. It is important to keep the tone consistent or the reader begins to feel like they are riding an emotional roller coaster.


Tone is very important!!
Tone is very important, each piece of writing will require its own tone depending on necessity, for instance a fictional story with excellent tone adds a certain "flavor" that the reader will either like or dislike. The tone will also set the stage for how the reader will invest themselves into your story - they wont read very long if it is under/over saturated with tone, it needs to have just the right amount to keep things interesting.
Tone lives In
There are many ways to use tone
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Literary Element: TONE
The choice is yours!

All the best books, short stories, poetry, plays, magazine articles and even things like a Facebook status! The way you say certain things will depend highly on tone. With proper use you will ensure that your work is received in the best possible way - the way that YOU meant for it to be.
by Martin C Olvera
According to LiteraryDevices.com, TONE and MOOD are often confused. The mood consists of the feelings the work produces in an audience or reader, these feelings can be produced by using the right tone, as well as setting, theme, and voice to produce a certain mood in your writing.
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See how TONE works to create a different mood in Disney's
Frozen
. Pay attention to the way things are said to spark emotion.
Works Cited
"7 Ways to Perfect Your Writing "Tone" | WritersDigest.com." WritersDigest.com. 27 Sept. 2011. Web. 1 July 2015.
"Tone." Literarydevices.com. 2010. Web. 2 July 2015.
"Style, Diction, Tone, and Voice." Style, Diction, Tone, and Voice. Wheaton College, 2009. Web. 3 July 2015.
When we talk about tone, it generally means the overall quality, exposition and pitch of the writing and the value it brings to the narrative in terms of what it gives to the reader.
Think about the tone of someone’s voice when in conversation as you write. The pitch often changes, some words are emphasized by elongation or shortening them and their sounds change, depending on the person’s mood and reactions.
Keep it consistent!!
“There was a steaming mist in all the hollows, and it had roamed in its forlornness up the hill, like an evil spirit, seeking rest and finding none. A clammy and intensely cold mist, it made its slow way through the air in ripples that visibly followed and overspread one another, as the waves of an unwholesome sea might do. It was dense enough to shut out everything from the light of the coach-lamps but these its own workings, and a few yards of road; and the reek of the laboring horses steamed into it, as if they had made it all. -
A Tale of Two Cities

"Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world." -
Frankenstein
O God! What COULD I do? I foamed -- I raved -- I swore! I swung the chair upon which I had been sitting, and grated it upon the boards, but the noise arose over all and continually increased. It grew louder -- louder -- louder!
- The Tell-Tale Heart
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