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Tone And Mood

  1. 1. Tone and Mood<br /><ul><li>TONE – is the author’s attitude/feelings about the subject of his/her writing.
  2. 2. It is the way a writer uses words, creates images, chooses details, uses language, and structures sentences to present a certain attitude or feeling to the reader about his/her writing topic.
  3. 3. Tone can be positive, negative, or neutral</li></li></ul><li>Tone and Mood<br />MOOD- is the overall feeling –light, happy, dark mysterious – created by an author’s words.<br />MOOD – is the way the text makes the reader feel. <br />
  4. 4. Tone and Mood<br />EXAMPLE: <br />During the whole of a dull, dark soundless day in the autumn of the year, when the clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens, I had been passing alone, on horseback, through a singularly dreary tract of country, and at length found myself, as the shades of the evening drew on, within the view of the melancholy House of Usher.<br />
  5. 5. Tone and Mood<br />How does the author feel about his subject in the previous passage?<br />Dark? Melancholy? Dreary?<br />That is the TONE of the passage! <br />Is it positive, negative, or neutral? <br />Negative<br />
  6. 6. Tone and Mood<br />How did the passage make you feel?<br />Depressed? Lazy? Scared?<br />That is MOOD my friend!!!<br />
  7. 7. Tone and Mood<br />Your child can’t read? Can’t do math? Well, maybe he or she has been spending to much time in school and not enough watching television! Kids in school aren’t learning anything anyway, so they might as well be home watching TV.<br />
  8. 8. Tone and Mood<br />What is the author’s TONE??<br />Sarcastic<br />Is that positive, negative or neutral?<br />Negative<br />What is the MOOD of the passage??<br />Annoying? Motivated?<br />

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