Tone in The Odyssey
Homer combines a serious tone with the enchanting and beautiful tone of a lyric poem. His subjects are gods and heroes, meaning he must approach his topics with appropriate gravity. However, there are some movements of levity, as this was an oral story that had to entertain as much as it instructed.
Tone Examples in The Odyssey:
"the people here are very ill-natured..." See in text (Book VI)