Poetry: Listening to a Voice

The mood or manner of expression in a literary work, which conveys an attitude toward the work’s subject, which may be playful, sarcastic, ironic, sad, solemn, or any other possible attitude. Tone helps to establish the reader’s relationship to the characters or ideas presented in the work.

Satiric poetry
Poetry that blends criticism with humor to convey a message, usually through the use of irony and a tone of detached amusement, withering contempt, and implied superiority.

Latin for “mask.” A fictitious character created by an author to be the speaker of a literary work.