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Notes - THEME & TONE - of a piece of writing The...

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THEME – the underlying idea that the author wishes to get across to the reader, the idea that gives rise to plot and character. The theme is embodied in the story’s events and in the way the characters respond to them. - the main idea - the moral - view about life and how people behave - inferred by the reader - the message TONE – the feeling, mood, or emotional quality
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Unformatted text preview: of a piece of writing. The reader must infer the tone from the writer’s words and their connotative values, from the details included, occasionally from the sentence structure, and from the writer’s point of view toward the subject. (common varieties of tone – see pages 238-264)...
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