To what mean does tone contribute to the thematic meaning of a poem

To what mean does tone contribute to the thematic meaning of a poem

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By what mean does tone contribute to the thematic meaning of a poem? Jacky Chong By what mean does tone contribute to the thematic meaning of a poem? In another word, how does tone help developing the theme of a poem? All literary features can eventually be linked back to theme, and tone is not an exception. Tone of a poem is the speaker’s attitude toward his/her subject, and is usually determined by the use of diction and events in the poem. Theme is the message the poet try to convey to the audience. Tone helps developing the theme by telling
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Unformatted text preview: audience the poet’s thought and attitude about the “slice of life” he/she is describing. In “I’m Explaining a Few Things” by Pablo Neruda, a rapid transition of tone occurs between stanza 6 and 7. In stanza 6, Neruda describes the abundance of food in Spain, which establishes a cheerful tone; however, in stanza 7, Neruda swiftly alters the tone, in which he describes the violence scene of war, which creates a bitter tone. The contrast of the tone successfully highlights and conveys the message that war ruins peace and joy....
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This note was uploaded on 12/31/2011 for the course LANG 111 taught by Professor Lancebeck during the Spring '11 term at Ave Maria.

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