46 Phrases for analyzing tone


If the tone is constant:

X takes a ___________ tone in this piece.

The tone of the argument is ___________.

The ___________ tone suggests that ___________.

X’s choice of words like “___________” to describe ___________ suggests their ___________ attitude.

X’s ___________ tone reflects their attitude to ___________.


If the tone shifts in the course of the argument:

Early on, X adopts a ___________ tone, but later they seem more ___________.

Although at first, the tone is ___________, X shifts to a more ___________ tone when ___________.

X takes a ___________ attitude to ___________, but when it comes to ___________, X is more ___________.

X’s ___________ tone in the section on ___________ contrasts with their more ___________ attitude to ___________.



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