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  1. Tone/Voice

  2. Tone/Voice • Tone is the writer’s attitude toward his or her subject. A reader can identify the tone of the story by paying attention to details, dialogue, and description and monitoring his or her response.

  3. Tone/Voice • Tone gives voice to the characters, both literally and figuratively. Through tone, the reader is able to learn about a character's personality and disposition.

  4. Examples of Tone/Voice • Animated • Ambivalent • Apathetic • Accusatory • Amused • Absurd • Aggressive • Acerbic • Angry • Abstruse • Assertive • Aggrieved • Arrogant • Awestruck • Admiring • Ardent

  5. Examples of Tone/Voice • Befuddled • Benevolent • Bitter • Belligerent • Compliant • Cautionary • Condescending • Callous • Cynical • Colloquial • Comic • Confused • Critical • Compassionate • Complaining • Chatty • Complex • Cheerful

  6. Examples of Tone/Voice • Contemptuous • Caustic • Cruel • Celebratory • Candid • Conciliatory • Detached • Depressed • Disapproval • Docile • Derisive • Dignified • Disparaging • Drawl • Disheartened • Diplomatic • Defiant • Dispassionate

  7. Examples of Tone/Voice • Demeaning excited • Empathetic • Egotistical • Earnest • Farcical • Frustrated • Forceful • Formal • Frank • Fawning • Flippant • Faultfinding • Frivolous • Fuming • Ghoulish • Grim or Gravelly • Gullible • gentle

  8. Examples of Tone/Voice • Hard-hearted • Hypercritical • Humble • Intense • Incensed • Imploring • Indignant • Intimate • Impressionable • Sulking • Inane • Irreverent • Impassioned • Informative • Incredulous • Indifferent • Impartial • Ironic

  9. Examples of Tone/Voice • Jaded • Joyous • Laudatory • Loving • Malicious • Mocking • Modest • Macabre • Mourning • Mean-spirited • Naïve • Nasty • Narcissistic • Nostalgic • Objective • Outraged • Obsequious • Optimistic

  10. Examples of Tone/Voice • Outspoken • Placating • Pompous • Pragmatic • Pretentious • Prayerful • Playful • Pathetic • Pessimistic • Pensive • Patronizing • Philosophical • Persuasive • Reflective • Resentful • Reverent • Resigned • Regretful • Righteous • Reticent

  11. Examples of Tone/Voice • Restrained • Sentimental • Satirical • Sympathetic • Skeptical • Scornful • Scathing • Subjective • Self-pitying • Sensationalistic • Submissive • Scorning • Solemn • Sorrowful • Tragic • Thoughtful • Tolerant • Unassuming

  12. Examples of Tone/Voice • Unbiased • Uneasy • Virtuous • Witty • World-weary • Wretched • Wonder • Worried • Whimsical • Soothing • Scratchy • Bone-chilling • Raspy • Baby-like • Shallow • Deep • Squeaky • Threatening

  13. Examples of Tone/Voice • Serious • Ironic • Cheerful • Formal or informal • Amused • Witty • Say • Suspicious • monotonous • Boastful • Pompous • Clear • Matter-of-fact • Tantalizing • Screeching • Melodious • Weak • Frail