Tone is the attitude of a writer/artist toward a subject. Tone is generally conveyed through the choice of words, or the viewpoint. Written and visual pieces have a central theme or subject matter. The manner in which a writer approaches this theme and subject is the tone. The tone can be formal, informal, serious, comic, sarcastic, sad, or cheerful, or it may be any other existing attitude.
Post #1 Defining tone by analyzing details.
For your initial post, respond to all questions on written text and on visual texts (3 + 3 =6)
Read both selections:
Us and Them, David Sedaris, pp 883 – 889
Who is Malala? Malala Yousafzai, pp 900 – 905
For the Written Text answer the following questions:
1. What is the authors purpose in each piece?
2. Describe the tone of each story. Share a section of each that illustrates the tone and mood.
3. Compare and contrast the two pieces. What elements are similar? What elements are different? Which is more effective in reaching the authors purpose?
Visual Text(Straw hat portraits):
1. Compare and contrast the following portraits. You can identify them as Left, Middle, Right.
2. Describe each one by using sensory details, the tone, or mood the portraits present.
3. Imagine who one of these men are and write a brief (two sentences) biography.