This ten excerpt tone exercise will get students analyzing tone in no time. Each excerpt includes two-three questions asking students to find the tone of the passage through diction, syntax, detail, etc. Some questions ask about other rhetorical devices used in the passage and some students ask for an extension of thought which brings in some creative writing to the exercise. These exercises are great as bell-ringers, closing activities, and homework assignments. They are great practice for the rhetorical analysis essay. This exercise comes with a very detailed answer key.