Determining an author’s point of view is important in reading comprehension. Readers learn to infer the point of view by recognizing the attitude and tone of an author’s writing. Visit this site to learn specific language an author uses to elicit emotions from the reader that fit the author’s purpose. Examples are given for nostalgic, sentimental, moralizing, and cynical tones. There are also links to related files that help with the words needed to explain tone.