This is continuation to my previous post which is about the adjectives that are used by the author to describe his tone.
Adjectives that are used to describe moderately negative tones:
Angry or indignant – is annoyed about something that he considers unjust or unfair.
Apathetic or indifferent – has adopted an uncaring attitude towards the issues mentioned.
Biased, colored, partisan, prejudiced, bigoted, chauvinistic – is partial to a certain viewpoint with inadequate justification.
Condescending, patronizing, supercilious or disdainful – thinks himself superior to others and tends to talk down to them.
Cynical – believes that people are motivated by the selfishness. Denying the sincerity of people’s motives and actions or the value of living.
Skeptical – has his doubts about something behind somebody’s actions, the fulfillment of a promise made, the outcome of a course of action.
Dogmatic, opinionated or peremptory – is arrogantly and positively stating something as the truth without caring to support his claim with evidence.
Obsequious – is overly submissive to a person or an organization.
Critical – is finding fault with somebody or something.
Hypocritical – is pretending to be what he is not or being self-righteous when discussing the issue on hand.
Sarcastic or sardonic – is jerking at or taunting someone using ironic and biting remarks.
Satirical – is using ridicule, sarcasm, irony to expose attack or deride vices, follies, stupidities and abuses.
Adjectives that are used to describe positive tone:
Optimistic, positive, sanguine, cheerful or buoyant – is very hopeful of the prospects of something or somebody and feels that good things are in store.
Humorous – has tried to present the topic in a funny and amusing manner with an express view to entertain the reader.
Introspective or contemplative – has attempted to analysis his own mind, feelings, actions, motives tec.
Laudatory, acclamatory, complimentary or adultery – is praising somebody of something he considers praiseworthy.
Commiserating or sympathetic – has pity or compassion for somebody’s suffering.
Adjectives that are used describe the tones that are neither positive nor negative:
Neutral – does not favor one point of the view over the other.
Apologetic – is expressing regret for something he has said or done.
Emotional – was moved at the time of writing.
Adjectives that can be used to describe the nature or type of a passage:
Speculative – it surmises or ponders over various aspects of a given subject or various outcomes of a course of action.
Romantic – the views expresses are fanciful and impractical.
Humanistic – the author evinces keen interest in human affairs, nature, welfare, values etc.
Technical – it extensively uses the terminology that is specific to a certain field.
Didactic – its author has attempted to instruct his readers through the passage.
Narrative – it’s essentially details of a story or incident.
Descriptive – it attempts to describe a person, place, thing or concept in detail.
Evocate – it encourages the reader to construct mental picture of a place or an event.