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One Verse Every Week 'TONE'

Updated: Nov 11, 2021

Tone, yes, but not quite what the writer meant by tone

What does one mean when one says, "I didn't like his tone." or "Don't you dare speak to me in that tone!" or "That song has a happy tone." etc?

More like this, but still not it

Tone, in literature, conveys attitude. It is a literary device used by the writer to express an attitude befitting a scene, character or instance, in a piece of writing. Both prose and poetry have tone. To set the tone a writer uses many other literary devices some of which we have discussed previously. Rhyme, rhythm, meter, type of language etc help form the tone of a literary work.


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