The Hospital Where I Grew Up

Thursday's Editorial - January 7, 2010


1. Tone is the attitude a writer takes towards his subject: the tone can be serious, humorous, sarcastic, ironic, satirical, tongue-in-cheek, solemn, objective, cynical.
Which word do you think best describes the tone of Mr. Aitken's commentary: self-pitying, humorous, optimistic, traumatic?
Explain your answer.

2. The purpose of an editorial/commentary is to explain, persuade, warn, criticize, entertain, praise or answer. What do you think is the purpose of Mr. Aitken's commentary? Explain your answer.

3. a) Define insight.
b) What insight have you taken away from Mr. Aitken's commentary?