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tone -- as in: the tone of the essay
Used In
The Great Gatsby
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  • There was a husky tenderness in his tone.
  • "Why, no," I answered, rather surprised by his tone.
  • Something in her tone reminded me of the other girl’s "I think he killed a man," and had the effect of stimulating my curiosity.
  • His tone made me suspicious.
  • Only the negro and I were near enough to hear what he said, but the policeman caught something in the tone and looked over with truculent eyes.

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  • Which of the following words best maintains the tone established in this passage.
  • Would you describe the author’s tone as more optimistic or more pessimistic?

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