Tone in The Story of an Hour
Initially, the tone of the story is dictated by other characters’ worrying about Louise and her heart condition: the language is cautious and evasive. In the middle of the story, however, there is a dramatic shift. Louise’s thoughts become the center of the story as she comes to a realization; the language of the story becomes much more certain and excited, reflecting her own excitement about the future.
Tone Examples in The Story of an Hour:
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"There was something coming to her and she was waiting for it, fearfully. What was it?..." See in text (The Story of an Hour)