Interpreting Tone in Fiction


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Tone ____.

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1. Which of the following is a possible tone?

2. Which of the following is a tool used by authors to create and communicate tone?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Authors may make use of countless different tones in their work to better enable the reader to identify with the mood they're attempting to set. By providing examples and terminology, this quiz and worksheet combination will help strengthen your familiarity with tone.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet, you will be tested on the following:

  • Understanding of literary tools used by authors to denote attitude in their writing
  • Knowledge of different types of tones
  • Ability to identify tone in various examples

Skills Practiced

Be prepared to make use of the following learning skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read writing samples and interpret the tone correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different types of literary devices
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding an author's usage of tone in his/her writing

Additional Learning

Learn more about Interpreting Tone in Fiction by studying the accompanying lesson, which will address the following objectives:

  • Define tone
  • Identify objective and subjective tones
  • Learn about numerous tone possibilities
  • Understand why literary devices are used by authors
  • Practice identifying different tones in writing samples