Tone Overview
Positive Tone
Neutral Tone
Negative Tone
Rhetorical Appeals
100

The character and attitude of a piece of writing.

What is tone?

100

A happy and optimistic tone.

What is cheery?

100

A practical and unemotional tone.

What is matter-of-fact?

100

Mildly angry; irritated.

What is annoyed?

100

An appeal based on someones credibility or character.

What is ethos?

200

Calm and relaxed; not displaying anxiety, interest, or enthusiasm.

What is nonchalant?

200

Showing intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval.

What is enthusiastic?

200

A sincere and in earnest tone, rather than joking or halfhearted

What is serious?

200

Expressing revulsion or strong disapproval.

What is disgusted?

200

Appealing to the emotions and values of an audience.

What is pathos?
300

A tone that gives detailed information about how something should be done

What is instructive?

300

Finding something funny or entertaining.

What is amused?

300

Free from pretense or deceit; proceeding from genuine feelings.

What is sincere?

300

Dismissive of the importance of a person or thing.

What is belittling?

300

Appealing to the logic and reasoning of the audience.

What is logos?

400

A tone not influenced by personal opinions in considering and representing facts.

What is objective?

400

Contented; having met the expectations, needs, or desires of someone

What is satisfied?

400

A commanding and self-confident tone demanding respect.

What is authoritative?

400

A tone of pensive sadness, typically with no obvious cause.

What is melancholy?

400

The techniques employed to make an argument more persuasive.

What are appeals?

500

A change in the author's style, focus, or langauge within a text that alters the meaning.

What is a tonal shift?

500

Reflecting a belief that the outcome of something will be positive, favorable, or desirable.

What is optimistic?

500

Having no particular interest or sympathy; unconcerned.

What is indifferent?

500

Fearful apprehension; a tone implying something bad is going to happen.

What is foreboding?

500

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What do the words ethos, pathos, and logos translate to? (You must say which goes with which, otherwise it doesn't count)

Ethos: Character

Logos: Reason

Pathos: Passion

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