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Tone is very crucial to a story or a poem It shows how the characters feel he reasons for their actions It can also help deliver the overall theme The tone throughout a piece can even contradict itself with the help of figurative language Crookers usage of distinct similes in Pattys Charcoal Drive-In creates a conflicting tone by the utilization of her particular word choicesThe characters tone changes at various points in the poem This is able to show the reader how she really feels with what she is going through In the beginning she seems very happy and peppy and almost proud to be working at a drive-in She claims that she presents each overflowing tray as if it were a banquet Crooker 3 Shes comparing the greasy and fattening food that she sells to a formal and elaborate evening meal by attempting to present the trays in an elegant fashion She is taking pride in where she works and is showing it by comparing two complete opposites Immediately after being pleased with what she does there is a sense of relief and a feeling like it will all be over soon when she states this jobs temporary as the summer sun 6 As everybody knows the summer season tends to go by exceedingly fast By comparing her job to something that passes quickly the reader can see that she wants to be finished with working at the drive-in The reader can almost hear the character sigh a sigh of relief this will be over soon and she will be free from her adequate job The tones conflict in both of these quotes by Crookers choice of words By using banquet and temporary she shows that the character feels overall indifferent about working there One minute the poem is read with exuberance and enthusiasm and the next minute
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