tone- the general character or attitude of a place, piece of writing, situation, etc.
tonal shift- when the story or movie changes moods
1. you can identify these by reading a story and noticing that as you read the story the characters switch moods towards a person, place, or thing
2. so far in the book thief death has made his tone nice and welcoming instead of rarr im coming to eat you
3. as in the beginning of the story when the boy died death was saddened for the family for taking their boy but he could not do anything about it so he continued to go on with the rest of his day.