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Stage Directions Tone/Mood
Transcript of Stage Directions Tone/Mood
Kids missed the bus.
Zeus ate my lesson plan.
What mood are you in?
Just like an author uses word choice and vivid imagery to set tone and mood, movie makers use dialogue, editing, music and lighting to establish a certain tone within their films.
Authors use word choice and vivid imagery to set the tone and mood in literature.
Tone is the author's
toward the subject or audience.
Mood is the emotional effect the audience feels.
Watch your tone young man!!!
"Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary......"
The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe
The author's tone or attitude can give clues to help determine literary themes
The tone can be positive, negative or neutral.
Some pieces of literature make you feel scared.....
Writers use many devices to create tone and mood including STAGE DIRECTIONS and DIALOGUE to control the imagery, setting and plot.
Think of moods as emotions
Just like your tone
someone else's mood...
...the author's tone has a great
influence on the mood.
Just like artists use color to set tone playwrights and movie makers use dialogue, stage directions, editing, music and lighting to establish a certain tone within their plays and films.
Positive Negative Neutral
“Ring Out, Wild Bells” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
1. The word that best describes the tone of this poem is:
2. The word that best describes the mood of this poem is:
Analysis of Tone in Art
In speaking, we know that what we say may not be as important as how we say it.
Writers must rely upon words to set the tone
and mood in literature.
The Raven by Edgar Alan Poe
Red- What don't you understand?
Yellow- What questions do you have?
Green- One thing that you learned today.
Performance of a Play
Playwright describes setting and actions
Plays are meant to be performed. A play comes to life in each unique performance.
Audience experiences the story through the actors’ speech and actions
Actors, directors, and designers interpret these directions creatively
Mary (says in a worried voice):
Can I make it on my own?
[Mary takes off her jacket and faces the audience.]
building on the playwright’s stage directions for actions and movements
The actors and director bring characters to life by
deciding how to interpret and speak the lines of the play
Is this more likely to be a comedy or a tragedy? Why?
What are the stage directions in this passage?