What is the author’s tone in this story?
Bartleby, The Scrivener: A Story of Wall-Street
First, complete the Required Readings for Week 4. Also, as needed, consult the OLRs as they help you expand your knowledge and facilitate the understanding of the target topic.
Tone, style, and irony are powerful tools of the storyteller. Choose one of the stories that you read this week, and analyze the story in terms of tone, style, and irony Respond to the following questions:
What is the author’s tone in this story? What hints are there within the story that reveal this attitude?
How would you characterize the author’s writing style? How is the style reflected in the tone? Give a specific example of this style within the writing. Select words or ideas that characterize this writing style.
What is the irony in the story? Provide specific example/s to illustrate it.
Compose a response that analyzes tone, style and irony.
Format your paper in MLA. Remember to double space your paper, include an MLA heading, MLA pagination, and ensure that you are using 12 point Cambria or Times New Roman font. At minimum, your paper should be 500 words.
Use a third person point of view to discuss literature. Avoid using first person or second person pronouns. Focus on the determination rather on who is noticing it.
Your paper should contain at least ONE direct quote and ONE paraphrase from the text (with correct in-text citations), and it should include an MLA-formatted Works Cited page.
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