Created By: Keegan Ward
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Tone--- The tone that Cynthia Rylant creates in her books is happy, then in about the middle book it goes to a depressed feeling. I feel this way because in the book, The Old Lady Who Named Things the old lady found a dog, and would come back everyday tell one day when it didn't come. And that made her depressed. I feel like all books need to have something that makes them happy then get it taken away from them, and then the thing comes back. Lastly, in most of her books right when the character is about to give up, or is right at the stage where they are the most happy, something is has to go wrong, and/or right. Those were only a few reasons why Cynthia Rylant has a tone of happy, the depressed.
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