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The Awakening

The Awakening

  

by Kate Chopin

Analysis: Tone

Take a story's temperature by studying its tone. Is it hopeful? Cynical? Snarky? Playful?

Somber, serious, and solemn

Chopin wrote The Awakening in fairly formal prose that conveys a certain sense of gravity to the story. This seriousness is exacerbated by the novel’s point of view – the third person omniscient point of view tends to be much more distant than, say, first person.

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