Tone and Structure

Tone and Structure

Through descriptions and diction of well-known but not informal words, such as “oddball” or “tease apart”, add to the tone of the papers provided. There is a lighter feel that engages the readers into what they’re reading, and by providing questions in the articles as well to the audience, further pulls them into wanting to find the answers along with the author. Providing small anecdotes contribute to hearing the author’s personality through the words. In “Why The U.S Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn’t” the author, Rae Ellen Bichell, includes various countries into her article and relates them into groups about who does or who doesn’t feel “squeamish about our chicken eggs”. By doing as such, she is able to compare and contrast culture into why some countries, mainly in North America, prefer white eggs to brown while Europe prefers brow to white eggs. This could mainly be due to the fact that “[i]n North America, we like to have everything superclean”. Thus, white is usually associated to being clean, having a bleached, pristine feel, compared to brown which can be associated with dirt or being stained, a thought that is almost subconscious. In the article about the wooden spoon. The author brings in a lot of imagery and relatable stories in his descriptions, almost audible, “The hard metal angles smash your carefully diced vegetables and the handle does not grip so companionably as you stir it. It clanks disagreeably, in contrast to the gentle tapping of wood.” Through these descriptions, the reader could share mutual thoughts with the author as they continue to read along.

-Racheal Cortner

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