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Transcript of toneandmood

Author's Tone and Mood Tone is the author’s attitude toward the writing (his characters, the situation) and the readers. Mood is the general atmosphere created by the author’s words. It is the feeling the reader gets from reading those words. I know that those sound kind of similar...so let's watch a video to try to help tell the difference between the two! Let's try a few in text Finally, one of the girls pointed to the grass and giggled. "Meow!" A cat sat on the edge of the field and licked its paw. They did indeed have company. The girls ran over to the cat and pet his belly. They laughed and the cat sauntered back to the field. The tone of that passage was:
A. Resentful
B. Content
C. Leery
D. Romantic B. Content

The use of the words "laughed" and "giggled" signals a happy/content feeling towards the subjects The girls were playing in the pond, splashing each other and trying to catch fish with their hands. They were having fun, but kept looking over their shoulders at the looming forest. The long grass of the field kept moving and they sort of felt like they were being watched… About a half hour passed and still the girls kept checking the field for movements. It seemed like a pair of dark eyes was on them. They even considered going back inside, but that would mean homework time. So they continued splashing, but with caution now. Their eyes hardly left the field. The tone of this passage is:

A. Angry
B. Ominous
C. Joyful
D. Nuetral Words like "caution, dark, and looming“ lead us to the tone Donovan and Larry were early for baseball practice. They decided to run up and down the bleachers to exercise before the rest of the team arrived.

Larry was first to the top. He whispered to Donovan, “Look over there.” He pointed to a man sleeping on the highest, narrow bench of the bleachers. His pants and shirt were faded, worn, and too large for his thin frame. One big toe stuck out of a huge hole in his sock. His scraped-up shoes sat a few feet away.

Donovan whispered, “We should help him out. Let’s hide something good in his shoes. Then, when he wakes up, he will have a nice surprise.” How would you describe the mood of this passage? (How are YOU supposed to feel?)
A. Angry
B. Detached
C. Sympathetic After New Year's the time came to put all the decorations away and settle in for the long, cold winter. The house seemed to sigh as we boxed up its finery. The tree was dry and brittle, and now waited forlornly by the side of the road to be picked up. How do we know? "cold, sigh, brittle, forlornly" The mood of this is:
A. Happy
B. Romantic
C. Objective
D. Depressed Before diving into text let's try a few video clips first! For For each of the following clips write down the tone and mood of each
What stayed the same in each and what changed In all of those clips, the editing, colors, and music were changed to make each of the films the opposite tone and moods In each of the previous clips BOTH the tone and mood changed In the next clip only one is changed.
See if you can guess which one it is! If you guessed "MOOD" you would be correct! It is the mood because the original script is still there, the only thing that changed was a sitcom laughtrack was added, making it seem funny instead of serious
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