The author uses a steady tone throughout the book, he sticks with the point and keeps a formal diction. He portrays a persuasive tone and uses many ideas to get his point across. He is able to suck you into the book and make you want to learn more about the subject of social class and the segregation between them. He does this by using personal stories of people from all classes as well as graphs and factual information related to the topic of the book.
The author uses somewhat of an edifying tone to convey the message of the book. The word choice throughout the book is fairly elevated, but the reader is still able to grasp the central argument that is being stated. By using this word choice and formal diction, the author is able to support his argument efficiently and effectively.
The authors voice is anecdotal and persuasive. He uses stories of people to make it easier and more interesting to show his argument about class. The diction is more formal, but still easy for most readers to comprehend. The storytelling the author uses makes the argument stronger, showing people how class actually works and what it does to everyday people.
The authors apply a sincere, straight-forward voice that is neutral overall (it doesn't show any apparent bias towards one mentality or the other. The syntax is simplistic, concise, and easy to understand. The diction, however, is rather complex, showing a higher understanding of the subject being treated. However, when using direct quotes from people interviewed, the authors use a more common selection of words to represent more accurately the reality of these people and it is perceived.
The author speaks with very elevated and sometimes convoluted diction, which is not surprising since the book is formatted like a research paper on a mature subject. His tone is very informal. Most of the book is the stating and elaboration of facts. Keller’s syntax is very declarative and telegraphic which I like, because it gets straight to the point. There are many complex parts of class, so it would be difficult to understand the main point if everything was long and involved.
The author carries a very candid tone throughout his examples. His syntax is very simple to which I can comprehend. When he elaborates on the specific examples, he uses elevated diction, but uses casual diction for the interviews.
The author writes very straight forward and matter-of-factually. His tone make its clear that his speaks factually and with evidence and statistics to back up all of his claims. His uses a very elevated vocabulary that is very politically correct. The author's tone coincides with the perception of credibility that continues page after page based on the way he speaks in convoluted diction and the abundance of evidence he presents.
Students in Mrs. Theaker's class reading The New York Times' contributors Class Matters will discuss here.