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How does the author feel toward his subject? Remember most feelings are complex.2.
How does the author feel toward the characters? Himself?3.
How does the author feel about the events that occur?4.
Does the narrator feel the same as the author?5.How do the characters feel about each other? The events? The setting? The subject?
1. For Pre AP students in unison or individually say “really with different tones of voice. SurpriseHorrorEagernessScornPain1.Students analyze the verbal tones into literary tones using rhetorical analysis such asimagery, diction, syntax, figurative and ironic devices but avoid using the word “tone.”Ex. DETERMINATION: The salesman’s jaw jutted out; his eyes glinted steel. He lookedat his stack of Bibles and the endless rows of houses ahead, “I will.”INDOLENCE: The boy lay in bed thinking about the mountain of chores his mother had laid out for him that Saturday. He shut his eyes again as he heard the maternal feet padding down the hallway towards his room. Yawned, “I will.”EXERCISES:Read the passage and underline the words that reveal the attitude of the speaker toward the bats. Then underline the words that reveal his feelings about humans. What inferences can you draw about the tone of the work as a whole? Analyze all of the following excerpts and discuss how the author reveals the speaker’s attitude.1.Perhaps because bats are nocturnal in habit, a wealth of thoroughly unreliable legend has grown up about them, and men have made of the harmless, even beneficial little beasts a means of expressing their unreasoned fears. Bats were the standard of paraphernalia for witches; the female half of humanity stood in terror that bats would become entangled in their hair. Phrases crept into the language expressing man’s revulsion or ignorance – “bats in the belfry,” “batty,” “blind as a bat.” Franklin Folsom, “Life in Caves”