Tone is the expression of the author's attitude ... his/her IMPLIED attitude toward his subject and audience.  The author creates tone by selection (diction) and arrangement (syntax) of words, and by purposeful use of details and imagery.  THE READER PERCEIVES TONE BY EXAMINING THESE ELEMENTS.

In addition to mini-lessons, we will discuss the following handouts:

1.  Identifying Tone
2.  Tone:  Diction and Imagery
3.  Tone Words