Tonal Shift

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What is tone and tonal shift?

Tone- An attitude of a writer towards a subject or an audience

Tonal Shift- The shifts of mood or tone as the story progresses

How to identify tone and tonal shift

One way of identifying tone is by looking at the word choice and phrases used by the author. You can identify tonal shift by looking if the word choice and phrases change from negative to neutral to positive or the other way around.