I arose and argued about trifles, in a high key and with violent gesticulations; but the noise steadily increased. I paced the floor to and fro with heavy strides, as if excited to fury by the observations of the men, but the noise steadily increased. In the day time the street was dusty, but at night the dew settled the dust and the old man liked to sit late because he was deaf and now at night it was quiet and he felt the difference.”In this short excerpt, the culminating tone of the writer is that of peace and serenity, though he talks of the day time in a bit different tone.
Tone, in a piece of literature, decides how the readers read a literary piece, and how they should feel while they are reading it.
I gasped for breath, and yet the officers heard it not.
I talked more quickly, more vehemently but the noise steadily increased. ”“It was very late and everyone had left the cafe except an old man who sat in the shadow the leaves of the tree made against the electric light.
Moreover, tone bestows voice to characters, and throws light on the personalities and dispositions of characters that readers understand better.
In writing, an author’s tone is his or her general attitude or feelings about the work’s subject matter and audience. In this article, we’ll talk about what tone words are, analyze their use in several examples, and give a list of tone words with definitions that you can use in your writing.
We adopt a variety of tones in our day-to-day speech.
This intonation of our speech determines what message we desire to convey.
Voice, on the other hand, refers to the overall personality of a work.
An author’s voice may be sarcastic, informative, friendly, or something else entirely.