Accent, or inflection or modulation of the voice, as adapted to express emotion or passion.
A whining style of speaking; a kind of mournful or artificial strain of voice; an affected speaking with a measured rhythm ahd a regular rise and fall of the voice; as, children often read with a tone.
State of mind; temper; mood.
The tone of a literary work is the writer's attitude toward his or her audience and subject.
the mood or atmosphere of a film scene, often revealed by the director in the way a film is directed, e.g., serious, humorous, satiric, amusing, etc.
The tone of a piece refers to the quality of the author's voice, present in the writing, that conveys the author's attitude toward his or her audience. The author's tone might be described as angry, mild, detached, humorous, etc. Back | Top of glossary
The writer?s attitude toward the subject and the audience, usually conveyed through diction and sentence structure. Tone affects the reader?s response.
a method writers use to convey and control the attitude toward the subject itself, or about the audience
Tone denotes an intangible quality, the authorâ€™s â€œattitudeâ€ reflected in the style of the text.
the author's attitude toward a work and its audience - for example, cynical, earnest, or objective.
2,3,4,5,6,8,9,10,11,12 10 The reflection of an author's attitude toward his or her subject.
n. a particular style or manner of writing; a tone may be formal, informal, intimate, solemn, sombre, playful, serious, ironic, etc.; tone designates the mood of the work itself.
the attitude toward the person or thing addressed
The mood or atmosphere of a work. Can also apply to the "voice" (of the narrator) of the piece. The emotion conveyed by the diction and level of language, choice of detail, etc.
the quality of a person's voice; "he began in a conversational tone"; "he spoke in a nervous tone of voice"
the quality of something (an act or a piece of writing) that reveals the attitudes and presuppositions of the author; "the general tone of articles appearing in the newspapers is that the government should withdraw"; "from the tone of her behavior I gathered that I had outstayed my welcome"
an accent or inflection expressive of a mood or emotion and the effect in painting of light and shade together with color
the attitude expressed by the writer toward the subject
An expression of a writer's attitude toward a subject. Unlike mood, which is intended to shape the reader's emotional response, tone reflects the feelings of the writer. Tone can be serious, humorous, sarcastic, playful, ironic, bitter, or objective. See Mood, Style
see mood and irony
in writing is a reflection of the author’s attitude toward a subject.
the look, feel, and character of a commercial or advertisement, as reflected in its mood, style, or personality; e.g., energetic, serious, bold, sophisticated, romantic, happy, old-fashioned, warm, and others.
author's attitude toward his subject expressed through stylistic techniques (examples of tone: humorous, serious, bitter, angry, detached, sympathetic, indifferent, sarcastic)
the attitude the poem displays about the subject or theme
The poet's or persona's attitude in style or expression toward the subject, e.g., loving, ironic, bitter, pitying, fanciful, solemn, etc. Tone can also refer to the overall mood of the poem itself, in the sense of a pervading atmosphere intended to influence the readers' emotional response and foster expectations of the conclusion. Sidelight: Another use of tone is in reference to pitch or to the demeanor of a speaker as interpreted through inflections of the voice; in poetry, this is conveyed through the use of connotation, diction, figures of speech, rhythm and other elements of poetic construction.(Compare Content, Form, Motif, Style, Texture)
The attitude a writer takes toward his or her subject, characters, and readers. Through tone, a writer can amuse, anger, or shock the reader. Tone is created through the choice of words and details.
The writer's "voice" in an essay that, through the use of diction and figurative language, as well as other rhetorical strategies, conveys the writer's feelings about the subject.
an author's or speaker's attitude, as revealed in 'quality of voice' or 'selection of language'
The writer's attitude toward his readers and his subject; his mood or moral view. A writer can be formal, informal, playful, ironic, and especially, optimistic or pessimistic. While both Swift and Pope are satirizing much the same subjects, there is a profound difference in their tone.
An author's attitude toward a subject
Refers to the expression of a literary speaker's "attitude to his listener." The tone of a work can be happy, sad, reflective, etc.
The attitude of an author, as opposed to a NARRATOR or PERSONA, toward her subject matter and/or audience. Tone is closely linked to MOOD, but tends to be associated more with VOICE. The tone of Theodore Roethke's poem My Papa's Waltz--about a boy and his drunk father--for example, is sad, sentimental and IRONIC.
the attitude a literary work takes toward its subject and theme.
an author's attitude toward his or her material. The writers may treat the subject seriously, playfully, ironically, informally, solemnly, satirically or in many other ways.
the attitude toward a subject or story that is being expressed by the writer or director of a screenplay or film (such as cynicism, hope, anger, optimism, sadness, or wonder). The resolution of a story may inform the tone of the piece in the long run, even when a different tone may have been set earlier on.
the quality, feeling or mood of the plot.
is a writer's attitude or point of view toward his or her subject. See also mood. Topic sentence
expresses the author's attitude toward his or her subject. Since there are as many tones in literature as there are tones of voice in real relationships, the tone of a literary work may be one of anger or approval, pride or piety-the entire gamut of attitudes toward life's phenomena. Example: The last section of Huck Finn has a farcical tone.
the feeling an author conveys to her reader about the subject. Tone contributes to the overall mood of a work.
this is the emotional feel of the passage, the unspoken voice of the writer. e.g. amused, mocking, angry, indignant, sympathetic, approving, cynical, scathing, indifferent. (N.B. a tone can also be neutral, as in an informative passage where the writer is not conveying any particular point of view)
The overall expression in writing of a writer’s attitude
is an author's attitude toward the readers. It is established through language choices. Language, for example, can be formal, informal, technical, or even humorous.
The 'tone' of a poem (according to the New Critics) reveals the attitude of the poet being studied e.g. anger, love, resignation, despair, fear, boredom etc.
The feeling, emotion, or attitude most associated with using a product. The appropriate tone is important to include in consumer new product concepts and advertising.