Fahrenheit 451 Mood Analysis

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In all aspects of literature, readers encounter a never ending onslaught of literary devices, ranging from imagery to onomatopoeia, every one either made obvious or so subtle that it can be overlooked. Often there are several types of literary devices with similar styles, but are drastically different in meaning. Some of these more unnoticed tools are voice and tone, which both possess such striking similarities, yet are a far cry from signifying the same thing. The main division in meanings of these two lies in what the author intends to add to the story and what the author involuntarily puts into the story. To better understand what tone is, the definition of tone must be made clear first. Tone is defined as the attitude the author…show more content…
Voice is a writer’s own distinctive writing technique, which is reflected in dialect, syntax, and a variety of other elements. Much like nobody has identical fingerprints, no two authors have the same writing style. True, a person can attempt to capture an author’s individual writing form; one’s own style will continuously seep through in the form of word choice or even the punctuation. Looking into Ray Bradbury’s creation Fahrenheit 451, a reader can notice how occasionally, Bradbury will create one or two word sentences at various points in the story, and how his voice is riddled with punctuation, more so than a multitude of authors. Charles Dickens on the other hand, periodically writes sentences that seemingly never end, as seen in his work time and time again. The voice of a writer is what separates one from another, allowing for an author to carve their own niche into the world of writing with a style they can claim as their own. As previously described, tone is a literary device that puts into perspective the feelings an author has regarding a specific subject or audience, such as Shakespeare’s intended irony present in Antony’s speech. The voices of a writer however, are often mistaken for intentional when they are no more than the uncontrollable tendencies of the author, syntax and all. Once a person is able to distinguish
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