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Transcript: Definition: foolish; out of place to be amusing; ridiculous I have so strong a talent that almost It might be called a genius. All these day I have done nothing--nothing more at least Than trees and grass and weeds, that simply bask in the warm sunshine, drink the evening's dew and grow and feed upon the air, unplauged by any thought of work.." (William Wetmore Story) Definition: characterized by or expressive of a concern with moraity. Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts. -Mahatma Gandhi Synonyms Synonyms: heartless, cold- hearted, unsympathetic "Scrooge was better than his word. He did it all, and infinitely more; and to Tiny Tim, who did not die, he was a second father. He became as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man, as the good old city knew, or any other good old city, town, or borough, in the good old world. Some people laughed to see the alteration in him, but he let them laugh, and little heeded them; for he was wise enough to know that nothing ever happened on this glode..." (A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens) Sluggish lazy leisurely Solitude- Black Sabbath '"I am going to kill him." I do not know what he looks like, but if Pol Pot it the leader of the Angkar then he is the one responsible for all the miseries in our lives. I hate him for destroying my family. My hate is so strong it feels alive."(First They Kill My Father, Loung Ung) Pompidou Tone Presentation Drummond: Do you think a sponge thinks? Brady: If the Lord wishes a sponge to think, it thinks. Drummond: Does a man have the same priviledges that a sponge does? Brady: Of course. Drummond: This man wishes to be accorded the same privilege as a sponge! He wishes to think! (Inherit the Wind, Act 2, Scene 2) Synonyms Moralistic funny bizarre outlandish My name it means nothing my fortune is less My future is shrouded in dark wilderness Sunshine is far away, clouds linger on Everything I posessed - Now they are gone Synonyms By: Sandra Avila Withering Callous Definition: to shrivel; fade; decay Definition: displaying or having a disinclination for physical exertion or effort; slow/ slacked Grey Ludicrous honest virtuous Definition: not feeling or showing any concern about the problems or suffering of other people Languid Synonyms: wilting, shrinking, fading

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Transcript: What does tone do? Mood Vs. Tone “I want to ask the authorities what's the big deal? Why don't they control the epidemic? It's eating up lives like a monster.” Intro. Creates the attitude and mood of the text Tells reader about a character's attitude and disposition Shapes the work as whole and how it should be read “I want to draw the attention of the concerned authorities towards damage caused by an epidemic. If steps are not taken to curb it, it will further injure our community.” Definition: The tone of a literary work is the perspective or attitude that the author adopts with regards to a specific character, place or development ( "Mood and Tone" Youtube. Barbara McClure, 21 Feb. 2014. Web. 2 Nov. 2014. "Tone - Examples and Definition of Tone." Literary Devices. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Nov. 2014. "Tone Examples." YourDictionary. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Nov. 2014. Mom asks, "What are your plans for today?" Case 1: You simply reply, "I'm going to the store." Result: All is well. Case 2: Annoyed, you whine back, "I'm going to the store!" Result: You're grounded for the weekend. How could saying the same thing have such different results? That's what is called tone. SO WHAT? (YourDictionary) TONE Effective Use of Tone ( Example of Tone same theme/topic different tone TONE Mood: dreary, sad, depressed Why do we care about the tone of a literary work? Tone is often what captivates the voice of the character or author to the reader. Imagine reading a book without expression. It makes it dull and not engaging. After New Year's the time came to put all the decorations away and settle in for the long, cold winter. The house seemed to sigh as we boxed up its finery. The tree was dry and brittle, and now waited forlornly by the side of the road to be picked up (McClure). Works Cited Tone and Mood are very similar. Tone is how the author portrays the subject. Mood is the feeling the reader gets about the subject.

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Transcript: "The Great Gatsby": My Definition: "Author's Tone." Author's Tone. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Oct. 2012. <>. Fitzgerald, F. Scott, and Matthew J. Bruccoli. "54." The Great Gatsby. New York: Scribner, 1996. N. pag. Print. "Introduction." Introduction. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Oct. 2012. <,7967,1663702-,00.html>. "Tone: A Matterof Attitude." Tone: A Matter of Attitude. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Oct. 2012. <>. "ToneAbout Our Definitions: All Forms of a Word (noun, Verb, Etc.) Are Now Displayed on One Page." Merriam-Webster. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 15 Oct. 2012. <>. Tone Factors That Impact Tone " [...] black people, brought to this land in slave ships and in chains, had drained swamps, built the homes, made cotton king nd helped, on whip-lashed backs, to lift this nation" (MLK 5). Merriam Webster's Definition How to Describe Tone "Toward dawn I heard a taxi go up Gatsby's drive and immediately I jumped out of bed and began to dress-- I felt that I had something to tell him, something to warn him about and morning would be too late" (Fitzgerald 154). "Why We Can't Wait" Works Cited The author's attitude, mood, and voice towards the subject they are writing about. Example #1: A style or manner of expression in speaking or writing Helps convey the intended message Influence the story's mood and atmosphere Purpose "Come here" Meredith Spencer Pd.5 Audience Diction Syntax Word Choice Imagery Extended metaphors Commanding Secretive Loving Angry Excited Playful Example #2:

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