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Copy of Tone and Mood
Transcript of Copy of Tone and Mood
Tone is the author's attitude towards his/her subject.
Tone = Writer’s feelings
Examples of Tone:
serving as a warning
"Whatever you do, never step off the path. I repeat, never go off the path!
carefree spirit; cheerful; happy
Bouncing into the room, she lit up the vicinity with the glow of her smile.
The author's choice of words.
The author’s choice of words could be the use of one word over another to convey (show) a different meaning. (connotation)
Example – using “unhappy” instead of “devastated”.
“I am unhappy” could mean that the speaker is only slightly upset. Speaker’s purpose is just to convey a minor emotion.
“I am devastated” shows that the speaker is deeply upset. It shows a stronger emotion. Speaker’s purpose is to show just how upset they are.
Author's use diction, figurative language (metaphor, simile, etc.), and sentence structure to create tone.
I am an unhappy customer. I want compensation for my trouble. Stop sending me jumk mail.
The overall feeling that a work conveys/creates for the reader
Mood = Atmosphere created by author
Take a a minute to analyze the next pictures and paintings.
Use the chart in your notes to help you.
Think about these questions
What was the artist's attitude toward their painting?
What colors do they use? How do the people look in their paintings?
Pay attention to lights and shadows.
How do you feel after seeing the picture? What emotions does it bring up?
1. Look over the list of tone words you received today. Put a * next to any word that you can't already define. Then, choose five of those words and look them up. Be prepared to share your definition with the class!
2. Create a visual representation of each of the five tone words we learned in class today. Your picture should demonstrate that you know what the word means and help you and your classmates remember the definition.
I am angry by the amount of garbage people still generate! it is a simple matter to carry a bag with you so you don't have to take yet another plastic one home, just to throw it away!
Songster Sam Day made quite a spectacle in his lime green suit, yellow shirt, and classy pair of red boots. With "taste" like that, who needs a stylist?
As Alex sat deep in thought, Jeanie walked past, all beaming sunshine and roses, swaying to an imaginary tune. The sun on her hair and the breeze rustling her skirt were as happy to see her as he was.
An informal tone is casual and will use informal diction like slang.
A formal tone is structured and business-like. It will use formal diction like correct grammar and precise words