Exploring Literature

Tone, Diction, And Imagery by Keyndou Wane and Claudia White

Tone

Tone is the general character or attitude of a place, piece of writing, situation.

Ex:

“Catholics are always trying to find out if you’re Catholic.”

http://literarydevices.net/tone/


Diction is the choice and use of words and phrases in speech or writing.

Ex:

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.”

From A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens