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Mood and Tone

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on 7 November 2013

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Mood and Tone
Definition: what the AUTHOR or NARRATOR thinks or feels about a piece
Mood is the overall atmosphere of a story; it is how the story makes the reader FEEL.

It is created by the setting, the characters, and their actions.

Examples: relaxed, romantic, gloomy
Fun examples of changes in mood...
What is the mood of Mary Poppins??

I will show you two trailers. Each trailer has a different mood. In partners discuss 3 things that contribute to the change in mood.
Let's Practice
Let me tell you a story about my childhood....
I'm Done!
How does Tone affect a story????
Let's look at a simple story you made have heard of......
List some ways to identify the tone
. look at the words the author chooses

. look at the imagery the authory uses

.look at the sentence structure
How do I remember??????

Mood starts with an M and it is all about ME,
how do I feel based off of what I see?

Tone starts with a "T" and is all about The author
what words are being used; what feelings does HE/SHE foster
Journal #14: Has your mother or father ever said "Don't give me that tone!"?? What does that mean? What is the difference between tone and mood?
Gentlemen: I received your letter today by post, in regard to the ransom you ask for the return of my son. I think you are a little high in your demands, and I hereby make you a counter proposition, which I am inclined to beleive you will accept. You bring me Johnny home and pay me two hundred and fifty dollars cash, I agree to take him off your hands. You had better come at night, for the neighbors believe he is lost, and I couldn't be responsible for what they would do to anyone they saw bringing him back.

Very respectfully,

Ebenezer Dorset

What adjective best describes the tone of this note? Talk it over with a partner. Make sure you give evidence for your answer.
About three million people have to look for a place to sleep at night. Some homeless people have jobs but do not earn nearly enough money for both food and shelter. Some become homeless because they have an unfortnuate accident or lose their job. They do not have any back-up resources to make it through the hard times.

The homeless face terrible problems. Many become victims of violence. Serious health problems may begin because they are expose to bad weather and unclean conditions. Homeless children may miss the change to go to school. Worst of all, some cities pass laws that make it even harder on the homeless.

How would you describe the tone or attitude of the author?

Disgruntled? Nonchalant? Serious? Talk with a partner and provide evidence to back up your answer.
what is the mood of this picture?
Talk it over with a partner.
During the holidays, my mother's house glittered with decorations and hummed with preparations. We ate
cookies and drank cider while we helped her wrap bright packages and trim the tree. We felt warm and excited, listening to Christmas carols and even singing along sometimes.

What is the mood of this passage? How do you know?
Adjectives are used to describe tone. Words like bitter, serious, playful, haunting, or humorous.
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