Tone in Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat
Tone Examples in Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat:
Churchill's Speech "Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat"
"Sir,..." See in text (Churchill's Speech "Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat")
Churchill’s use of “Sir” to begin this paragraph and the next one serves as a kind of affectation or tonal flourish. “Sir” is a shortening of “sire,” a title which denotes knighthood, though in common parlance “sir” can merely confer respect. Because Churchill addressed the House of Commons, a legislative body of 650 men, the word “sir” adds a tone of intimacy and closeness, as if each member of the audience were being spoken to directly.