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Unit 2, Lesson 21
Transcript of Unit 2, Lesson 21
The author's attitude towards a subject and/or reader
"It's not what you said, it's how you said it"
Take a copy of the story from the front of the room
Copy down the EQ and word of the day
Answer the following question in your notebook.
What do we say when someone sneezes? What color dress does a bride wear?
Do you have any customs or traditions that you or your family follow that you aren't sure what they mean or represent? Make a list.
Tone in Literature
The Tell-Tale Heart
Answer the Do Now question
Practice accountable talk
When you are finished speaking, choose the next person to share
Don't raise your hand to share until the person is done speaking!
Tuesday, October 28th
Examples of tone in a story can be pretty much any adjective
similar to your tone of voice
expressed through diction, point of view/perspective, syntax
depends on the level of formality in the writing
It was a LOW, DULL, QUICK SOUND-- MUCH SUCH A SOUND AS A WATCH MAKES WHEN ENVELOPED IN COTTON. I gasped for breath, and yet the officers heard it not. I talked more quickly, more vehemently but the noise steadily increased. I arose and argued about trifles, in a high key and with violent gesticulations; but the noise steadily increased. Why WOULD they not be gone?
My friends forced me to go on the blind date.
My favorite song came on and it was the icing on the cake to end the perfect night.
Fine. If I have to, I'll go with you to Grandma's house.
by David Sedaris
Look for clues to help you to identify the tone
Focus question: What is the author's attitude towards religious traditions/beliefs?
Prompt: How does the author use tone to convey his attitude about the cultural discrepencies?
David Sedaris' tone works to convey his message that
For example, on page __, she says...
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