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Analyzing Mood and Tone in Music and Video

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Beth Stuckey

on 6 November 2013

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Transcript of Analyzing Mood and Tone in Music and Video

Emotion: Mood and Tone
Authors use emotion in different ways to achieve their desired effect.
Tone is the speaker's attitude towards a subject. It is important to remember that these are the author's emotions.
Mood refers to the emotions that the author wants the reader to feel as they experience the literature.
Tone creates Mood
The author's feelings impact and create the feelings in the reader. The author acheives this by using specific words, images, and descriptions
Heigh Ho - Seven Dwarves
Heigh Ho - Tom Waits
What is the TONE of the Seven Dwarves in this song? How do they feel about working in the mine? Try to use vocabulary tone words from the past 4 weeks!
How does the drastic change in tone in this version change the mood of the song? What is the tone? What mood are you supposed to feel as the listener?
Now you try!
In each of the following songs, try to determine the tone and mood. Use excellent vocabulary words! Do not use dead words like happy or sad!
Mad World - Gary Jules
Baby by Justin Bieber
Every time an author writes, he or she has a purpose in mind. Writers usually write to explain, persuade, or entertain.

Understanding an author’s purpose will help readers interpret the information.
Position from which a writer addresses a topic to include beliefs, assumptions, and biases.
Point of View
Ankle Injuries
The Majestic Tale of a Madman in a Box
By Murray Gold
Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Secrets of the Castle by John Williams
Dubstep Remix--How does this version change the mood and tone?
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