The intonation you give a passage will change its tone. The way you read something could either make the authors publication sound happy and exciting or you could make it sound gloomy and sad.
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Read the excerpt below from The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky and complete the instruction that follows.
Wow. Wow. I can paint the picture for you if you like. We are all sitting in Sam and Patrick's house, which I had never seen before. It was a rich house. Very clean. And we were all giving our final presents. The outside lights were on, and it was snowing, and it looked like magic. Like we were somewhere else. Like we were someplace better.
It was the first time I had ever met Sam and Patrick's parents. They were so nice. Sam's mom is very pretty and tells great jokes. Sam said she used to be an actress when she was younger. Patrick's dad is very tall and has a great handshake. He is also a very good cook. A lot of parents make you feel very awkward when you meet them. But not Sam and Patrick's. They were friendly all through dinner, and when dinner was over, they left so we could have our party. They didn't even check on us or anything. Not once. They just let us pretend it was our house. So, we decided to have the party in the "games" room, which had no games but a great rug.
When I revealed that I was Patrick's Secret Santa, everyone laughed because everyone knew, and Patrick did his best impersonation of being surprised, which was nice of him. Then, everyone asked what my last gift was, and I told them it was a poem I read a long time ago. It was a poem that Michael made a copy of for me. And I have read it a thousand times since because I don't know who wrote it. I don't know if it was ever in a book or a class. And I don't know how old the person was. But I know that I want to know him or her. I want to know that this person is okay.
Every piece of literature you read has a voice, an overall presence of a personality behind the text. This voice affects the tone, which is the attitude that the author, narrator, or speaker has toward the subject or reader. The voice of the text determines the range of attitudes that a text can effectively express; that is, the tones that are expressed must be consistent with the overall voice of a text. For example, a passage with a down-to-earth, personable voice would not match a tone that is boastful or condescending.
Voice in a work of literature is created predominantly by word choice, imagery, and choice of details. These together, in addition, help to indicate the author's attitude toward the subject matter. Formal, sophisticated language would match a proud or respectful tone better than a tentative tone; while the inclusion of humorous language would likely match a mocking or agreeable tone over a polite tone. Creation of voice in a piece of literature is intimately connected to the tone of the piece
In literature, the tone of a text determines the way the an author expresses theirself through syntax, point of view, and vocabulary; an author may adopt a tone from a literary piece proper of another author. In contrast, the voice comprises a set of writing patterns that make the writer's style unique.
Regarding the relationship between the two, the voice determines how the author's use of a particular tone makes their writing style special and unique, meaning it differentiates their style from other authors'.
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Every piece of literature you read has a voice, an overall presence of a personality behind the text. This voice is intimately linked to characterization, the process of conveying information about a character. The characterization is also linked to an author's choice of narrator.
In this passage by Stephen Chbosky, the voice is down-to-earth, one that a reader can really engage with. This down-to-earth voice is reflected in the way that the characters are described with sentences such as, "Sam's mom is very pretty and tells great jokes" and "Patrick's dad is very tall and has a great handshake."
It is also important to note that the "voice" in the passage is the first-person narrator. When an author uses a first-person narrator, the characterization is limited to what the narrator can experience, either within his/her own head or direct interaction with other characters. With the narrator's description of Patrick, "[he] did his best impersonation of being surprised," and the narrator's personal commentary, "which was nice of him," the reader sees a bit of both Patrick and the narrator: Patrick is a nice person, which is something that others are acutely aware of.
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the voice affects the characterization of the narrator by putting a sort of personality into the writing. though mentioned, the other characters do not speak, therefor making it significantly difficult to decipher certain characteristics. however, the narrator provides us with the concept that her friends were enjoyable with humorous personalities, though you can never be sure due to lack of dialogue.
To explain how the voice affects the tone of a text, we must first explain the difference between tone and voice.
Voice can help identify which writer wrote a text, it is the writer's style, and it helps the readers know more about the character and personality of a writer.
Tone expresses the attitude and feelings of the writer towards the text, tone usually goes according to the audience it is intended for and the message the writer wants to transmit.
Voice affects the tone because it gives more information about the character's attitude and emotions in the written text, voice is what the reader hears, and tone is how the reader hears it.
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explanatithe story "two kinds" , revolves around a strict relationship between a mother and daughter. the mother tries very hard to make sure her daughter jing mei , is successful in life and lives up to her full potential. the story explores alot of different themes. though , there is one theme that really stands out. you cant force someone to be something that their not.
jing mei's mother was an immagrant from china. she moved to the united states to give her daughter , jing mei , a better and successful life for her. and being raised in china with their strict rules and striving to be perfect took a toll on her and her daughters relationship. she pressures her daughter to be great and perfect all the time but it gets really hard for her to live up to her mothers standards. her mother believes that jing mei can be a child prodigy and prepares her to be and act like one. furthermore , the story ends with jing mei getting everything off her chest and seeing the dissappointment in her mothers eyes as she finds out her daughter has not lived up to her full potential. and her mother has finally gained an understanding of her daughter.
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