Analyzing and Interpreting Literature CLEP Prep Practice Exam

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How is the tone of a work determined?

By the symbols used in the text.

By the author’s style of writing.

The tone of a work is determined by the author's style of writing. This can include the use of word choice, sentence structure, and other literary techniques to convey a certain attitude or feeling. Option A is incorrect because symbols may convey meaning, but they do not determine the overall tone of a work. Option C is incorrect because character dialogue may contribute to the tone, but it is not the sole determinant. Option D is incorrect because while the protagonist's perspective may influence the tone, it is not the determining factor. It is ultimately the author's writing style that sets the tone for a work.

By the characters’ dialogue.

By the protagonist’s perspective.