READ AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY.
Remember, tone = author’s/speaker’s attitude
- You should work ON YOUR OWN for this assignment.
- Choose TWO (2) of the passages below to work with.
- For each passage you choose, mark the letter of the
passage (A, B, or C) on a separate sheet of loose-leaf paper. Then,
choose ONE of the tone words listed below to describe the tone of
the passage you picked. Write this word next to the appropriate letter.
(If you need a dictionary, please get a green one out of the back
- THEN (in complete sentences) write a defense
of your tone word choice. What exactly in the passage (what words
or phrases) tell you that the word you picked best describes the tone?
Explain yourself using 3 or more words/phrases from each passage. You
will want to talk about associations and connotations of
those words/phrases in your explanation to prove yourself.
Tone Words: defiant, angry,
delighted, fearful, passionate, sarcastic, outspoken, comic, gloomy,
belligerent, suspenseful, admiring, grave, tense, thoughtful, apprehensive
attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons
attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to
find a plot in it will be shot.”
--The Notice from
the beginning of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
“I never saw a more
interesting creature: his eyes have generally an expression of wildness, and
even madness; but there are moments when, if any one performs an act of
kindness towards him, or does him any the most trifling service, his whole
countenance is lighted up, as it were, with a beam of benevolence and
sweetness that I never saw equaled.”
--From the Preface
“Ah, distinctly I
remember it was in the bleak December,
And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.
Eagerly I wished the morrow;”
--From “The Raven”
“The next moment
soldiers came running through the wood, at first in twos and threes, then
ten or twenty together, and at last in such crowds that they seemed to fill
the whole forest.”
the Looking Glass