Sunday, April 3, 2011


        When you are looking at the writer's point of view, you are actually trying to look at the text through the writer's eyes. In other words, you are trying to understand a text through the writer's perception, which is influenced by his or her personal beliefs on an issue.
         The writer's attitude towards an issue is shown through the tone he or she uses in his or her writing. Tone refers to the writer's use of word's and writing styles to demonstrate his or her stand towards the issue in a text.
         Determine the tone used in a text by:
  • Looking at the word choice 
  • Analysing the phrasing used to describe an event
  • Considering how you feel when you read the text
      Examples of tone words : angry, bitter, compassionate, cynical, excited, intense, mocking, optimistic, pessimistic
       Writer's intention :
  • To persuade
  • To inform
  • To entertain
  • To instruct

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