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Tone and Mood: "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe

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Jill Erwin

on 15 October 2013

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Transcript of Tone and Mood: "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe

Tone and Mood: "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe

What in the world is tone?
Tone is how the author writes the story. Basically, it is how the author feels about the story.
Now, how do you feel??
Let's look at the tone...and how it changes between these two pictures.
Question #1
Is the narrator insane?
Question #2
What was Poe's purpose in writing this story?
What in the world is mood?
Mood is the feeling that YOU get when you read or watch something.
Describe the tone of "The Tell-Tale Heart"
Read these quotes from the original "The Tell-Tale Heart" and use what you know from our play and video clip.
Question # 3
Guess what kind of man the old man was based on what you know from the story, pictures, and video clip.
Tone and mood are similar...but not the same.
Insane or not??
“True! - nervous - very, very nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad?”
Even more evidence...
“Villains!' I shrieked. 'Dissemble no more! I admit the deed! Tear up the planks! Here, here! It is the beating of his hideous heart!”
Raise your hand...and be ready to answer.
Raise your answer and be ready to answer.
And your answer is?
And your answer is...
Tone is the feeling the author has towards the story.

Mood is how you feel when reading or watching something.

Think back to "The Mouthful."
Turn in your notes paper to the black tray.
Make sure your name is on it!
Based on Jim Harvey's speech structures
Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken
Sporting Events
The Lion King
Nightmare from 20,000 Feet
The Monsters are Due on Maple Street
“Now this is the point. You fancy me a mad. Madmen know nothing. But you should have seen me. You should have seen how wisely I proceeded...”
# 2
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