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Tone and Mood
Transcript of Tone and Mood
Interactive Notes Ms. Modugno Mood is the general atmosphere created by the author's words. It is the feeling the reader gets from reading those words. It may stay the same throughout the story, or it may change from situation to situation. -the setting
-choice of vocabulary/word choice
-and other details (context clues) Let's put it into practice. Examine the excerpt below, what is the mood and tone of the writing? How do you know? Let's Summarize... Mood: the emotions that YOU THE READER feel
while you are reading because of authors word
choice, setting, dialogue, etc.
Tone: the attitude that the author takes toward
the audience, the subject, or the character. Words that describe mood- Fanciful
Suspenseful Words that describe TONE... Tone and Mood Mood Tone is set by... Tone Watch out! Tone and Mood are similar! Tone- is the author's ATTITUDE
toward the writing (his/her characters,
the situation) and the readers. Words that describe TONE... Amused
Gloomy Here is a simple
Optimistic How do author's create mood? Gloomy Optimistic Witty Amused Humorous Pessimistic
Angry Informal Playful
Cheerful Ironic Pompous
Horror Light Sad
Clear Matter-of-fact Serious Formal Resigned Suspicious Writers use many devices to create
-plot "She huddled in the corner, clutching her tattered blanket and shaking convulsively, as she feverishly searched the room for the unknown dangers that awaited her." How do authors set a tone
or mood in literature?
By conveying an emotion or
emotions through words. Do Now-
What is mood?
How do the directors create
mood in the trailers for "Mary Poppins"?