LANGUAGE & TONE - LANGUAGE TONE Tone Refers to the authors attitude towards a particular topic or audience emotional response Tone is created by the

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LANGUAGE & TONE Tone: Refers to the author’s attitude towards a particular topic, or audience- emotional response Tone is created by the words we use, through the sound of our voice, and our physical expressions. In writing, tone comes from word choice (diction) Examples of Tone: Critical Sarcastic Angry Cheerful Mocking Playful Suspicious Diction: The specific words the author chooses to use; the way in which words are used in speech or writing. Connotation – emotional association Denotation – literal meaning Tone – author’s attitude towards subject matter. Levels of language: Slang – occurs mainly in casual/playful speech – used by particular groups in society Colloquial – used by the majority of the population, shorter, less mature forms of words ie. Kids instead of children Jargon – language and expressions specific to a profession or group (can be
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