Tone in Parties: A Hymn of Hate
Parker’s speaker engages in a conversational tone as she describes the party, inviting readers in but also subtly persuading them to agree with her thoughts. Parker’s speaker is highly ironic and sarcastic as well, especially with her use of italics to differentiate her inner thoughts, as she mocks the party-goers and their ideas of fun.
Tone Examples in Parties: A Hymn of Hate:
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"no one else will think of bringing hard-boiled eggs. ..." See in text (Text of the Poem)
"And everyone exclaims over how beautiful the lights of the city look—..." See in text (Text of the Poem)
"And puts in a good word for the colour of the grass...." See in text (Text of the Poem)