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Lesson 9
Tone, Point of View, and Allusions

Begin this lesson by doing online searches for definitions and explanations of the following literary terms:

  • Point of view
  • Tone
  • Allusion


Essay Exercises
Essay Exercise This one is not graded, but you might like to work on it anyway.


Multiple-Choice Exercise


Short Answer Exercise 1
Short Answer Exercise 2


A Compendium of Witticisms This is supposed to be instructive, but the 'instruction' seems to get lost in the fun. The textbook says, "A witty tone reveals the writer’s mental keenness and sense of playfulness and an ability to recognize the comic elements of a situation or condition."


David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015