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For this week’s discussion we will analyze and compare texts with specific focus on theme and tone.
Posts discussing written texts should include quotes with APA in-text citation and reference.
Definition of Tone: Determining author’s tone: video link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYFbRam2jUE
Tone is the attitude of a writer/artist toward a subject. Tone is generally conveyed through the choice of words, or the viewpoint. Written and visual pieces have a central theme or subject matter. The manner in which a writer approaches this theme and subject is the tone. The tone can be formal, informal, serious, comic, sarcastic, sad, or cheerful, or it may be any other existing attitude.
Post #1 Defining tone by analyzing details. For your initial post, respond to all questions on written text (minimum 250 Words).
Read both selections:
These are the 2 written text below, do you have access to these 2 stories, they are in “THE NORTON FIELD GUIDE TO WRITING WITH READINGS’ TEXTBOOK”
“Us and Them” David Sedaris, pp 883- 889
“Who is Malala?” Malala Yousafzai, pp 900 – 905
Then you Answer the following questions:
What is author’s purpose in each piece?
Describe the tone of each story. Share a section of each that illustrates the tone and mood.
Compare and contrast the two pieces. What elements are similar? What elements are different? Which is more effective in reaching the author’s purpose?