Identify Tone: Word Choices

One way that writers convey emotions or attitudes is through their word choice, or diction. In this practice, look at the words used as clues to identify the writer’s attitude or emotion.

Identify word choice

Think about what a person might feel while having this the emotion or attitude. This will help you look for the other words or phrases that convey the same thing.

  • Step 1
    Think about what admiration means

    Admiration is a positive feeling of approval and respect for someone or something done.

  • Step 2
    Look for words that convey this

    The narrator uses many words or descriptions to talk about Dasrath Manjhi’s work. Identify those that reflect his positive feeling of approval and respect.

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