Tone

Should we dedicate a whole paragraph to their tone or rather show how each technique relates to the tone?

You should incorporate tone throughout your discussion. Often the tone within the passage is going to change, therefore as you are discussing the strategies taken by the speaker, it will make more sense to discuss how these changes factor into the tone shift.

Here are some ways that you can incorporate this into your discussion without having to simply say the tone is (fill in the blank).

I really want to say “the author uses tone,” but then I realize this doesn’t make sense, so I write…

  • The author creates a / an __________________tone…
  • The tone expressed by the author indicates….
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