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Point of View, Tone & Meaning - Chapter Summary
Study the basics of point of view, tone and meaning with help from the fun lessons in this short chapter. Gain greater insight into inferences, uses of point of view, the impact of word choice and more. When finished with this chapter, you will be able to do the following:
- Define and describe first-, second- and third-person point of view
- Explain how point of view can create suspense and humor
- Get the gist of tone and mood in a reading passage
- Describe how word choice impacts meaning and tone
- Share the meaning of inference and explain how to infer intended meaning
Study any lessons in this chapter that can help you best understand point of view, tone and meaning. If you need to clarify any topics covered in the lessons, feel free to submit your questions to our experts via the Dashboard. When ready, check your knowledge of this chapter by taking mini quizzes and a practice exam. All lessons are accessible as short videos and full transcripts, and they can be accessed using any smartphone, tablet or computer with an Internet connection.
1. Point of View: First, Second & Third Person
Just who is telling this story? In this lesson, we'll look at point of view, or the perspective from which a work is told. We'll review first person, second person and third person points of view.
2. How Point of View Creates Suspense and Humor
Point of view influences how readers understand literature. In this lesson you'll learn how writers use point of view to create feelings as different as suspense and humor, and you'll be able to test your understanding with a short quiz at the end.
3. Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage
In this lesson, we will define the literary terms tone and mood. We will then discuss how to identify each of them, as well as how to identify them in small reading passages.
4. Impact of Word Choice on Meaning and Tone
In this lesson, you'll learn how authors can influence the meaning and the emotional effect of a sentence just by choosing the right words or by making references and comparisons. You'll learn the appropriate literary terms along with examples for each.
5. What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning
In this lesson, we will define the terms inference and intended meaning. We will then discuss what steps to take when making inferences in literature.
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