Tone in a Tune: Holden’s Theme Song

Directions: After reviewing the definition and purpose of tone, you will be selecting a song that you think reflects the tone of Holden’s narrative voice. For whatever song you choose, you will need to:
a) Produce a copy of the song’s lyrics
b) Offer three pieces of evidence from the novel and song that support your interpretation of the tone

1. What adjective describes Holden’s tone? Why?

2. Select a song that reflects this tone. Please paste lyrics at the end of this document.

Title of song:

Title of recording song is from:

Artist:

3. Explain why the song you selected reflects Holden’s narrative voice. Remember, the song you chose should reflect what Holden says, and how he says it, NOT simply what he does. You will need to provide three examples from the song and the novel supporting your selection.

Example 1
Passage/incident from The Catcher in the Rye (include MLA citation):

Lyrics from song:

Explain relationship/connection (3-4 full sentences)

Example 2
Passage/incident from The Catcher in the Rye (include MLA citation):

Lyrics from song:

Explain relationship/connection (3-4 full sentences)
Example 3
Passage/incident from The Catcher in the Rye (include MLA citation):

Lyrics from song:

Explain relationship/connection (3-4 full sentences)

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