Diction and Tone: 100 Word Rant

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What is tone?  How might an author convey tone? How might tone influence an argument?

Download “Some tips on tone”.  Review the information on the sheet (pay attention to the verbs that can take the place of show, utilizes, and uses and different ways writers convey tone).


Diction is another word for word choice.  

Tone is the author's attitude towards his or her subject.

Diction and tone are closely related.  Diction is one of the most effective tool a writer uses to create tone.  As we talk about precision of language, selecting the correct word for the correct idea is super important.


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