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This PowerPoint accompanies the Holt Lit book

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  • 1. Setting How Is Setting Created? Setting and Character Setting, Mood, and Tone Practice Feature Menu
  • 2. Setting is the time and place of a story. Setting can include
      • the locale of a story
      • people’s customs—how they live, dress, eat, and behave
    Hong Kong
  • 3. Setting is the time and place of a story. Setting can include the
      • weather
      • time of day
      • time period (past, present, or future)
  • 4. Setting provides a background—a place where the characters live and act. [End of Section]
  • 5. Writers carefully select images and details to create a setting that draws us into the story.
      • sight
      • hearing
    the steady beat of the drum the tart apple three hot-air balloons colored the sky
      • taste
  • 6.
      • smell
    gritty, wet sand between her toes strong, sweet scent of a rose
      • touch
    [End of Section]
  • 7. Sometimes writers place characters in settings that reflect the characters’ personalities. What do you think these characters are like? [End of Section]
  • 8. Setting can also create mood, or atmosphere. It can affect the way we feel about the characters. mysterious peaceful menacing
  • 9. Setting can also express a tone, or attitude toward a subject or object. Now, with supper finished, we retire to the room in a faraway part of the house where my friend sleeps in a scrap-quilt-covered iron bed painted rose pink, her favorite color. Silently, wallowing in the pleasures of conspiracy, we take the bead purse from its secret place and spill its contents on the scrap quilt. from “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote
      • What is the tone of this passage? How do you think the writer feels about these characters?
    [End of Section]
  • 10. Think of a story you’ve read in which the setting captured your imagination. Fill in a chart like this one to describe the setting and show its role in the story. [End of Section] Setting Title of story: Where story takes place: When story takes place: Details of setting that reveal character: Details of setting that reveal mood or tone:
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