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What is the tone in “Names/Nombres” and an example from the essay that supports it?

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In answering a question about tone, make sure to think about how the author feels about his subject. We can accomplish this task by looking at the word choice, particularly imagery, and then inferring the author's attitude. By listening to the sounds of the names and the 1st person speakers thoughts and words, we can choose and defend the following tone options: confusion, frustration, and finally comfort.

The title "Names/Nombres" makes it clear that the speaker, who we discover is Julia Alvarez herself, is struggling with living as a...

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