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  • 1.  MOOD is the atmosphere that evokes a certain emotion or feeling from the audience. Ask yourself: What is the author trying to communicate? Example: Edgar Allen Poe writes moods that tend to be gloomy, horrific, and desperate.
  • 2. Example of Mood A feeling of love. A feeling of doom. A feeling of fear. A feeling of pride. An atmosphere of chaos. An atmosphere of peace.
  • 3. How to Achieve Mood andMeaning How to Achieve Mood and Meaning You should be able to establish mood or purpose by examining: images, dialogue, setting, plot. choice of words, and the punctuation marks chosen.
  • 4. Words That DescribeMood Fanciful Gloomy Melancholy Sentimental Frightening Happy Mysterious Sorrowful Frustrating Suspenseful Romantic Joyful
  • 5.  "Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world." -Frankenstein "Oh! No mortal could support the horror of that countenance. A mummy again endued with animation could not be so hideous as that wretch. I had gazed on him while unfinished; he was ugly then; but when those muscles and joints were rendered capable of motion, it became a thing such as even Dante could not have conceived." - Frankenstein "Heres much to do with hate, but more with love," – Romeo and Juliet
  • 6. Tone Tone is the author’s attitude toward his subject. Tone is created by word choice, especially word connotations.
  • 7. What is an author’s tone?Tone indicates the writer’s attitude. Often an authors tone is described by adjectives, such as: cynical, depressed, sympathetic, cheerful, outraged, positive, angry, sarcastic, prayerful, ironic, solemn, vindictive, intense, excited.
  • 8. Tone is not an action. It is an attitude.
  • 9.  A reader must “read between the lines”to feel the author’s attitude and identify the tone.
  • 10. Tone is the author’s own attitude toward the subject.Mood is the emotion the author wanted the readers to feel while reading about the subject.
  • 11. An author’s tone influences the story’smood and atmosphere.
  • 12. Author’s Tone leads toStory’s Atmosphere & Mood
  • 13. Example: An author writes a horror storyusing a serious and sinister tone. That tone helps create a scary atmosphere and a nervous,frightened mood for the readers.
  • 14. Another Example:An author writes a satire, making fun of a horror story using a playful or sarcastic tone. That playful tone helps create ahumorous mood for the readers.