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Tone and mood

  1. 1. Tone and Mood:(A Look at Philip Larkin’sHigh Windows)<br />What's the buzz?Tell me what's a-happening.<br />
  2. 2. Tone<br />Theauthor’sattitudetowardthetopicor material. Thisisfound in thewrittingstyle.<br />Take a look at “ThisBe The Verse”.<br />“Theyfuckyou up . . .” whatattitudedoesthisexample of writingstylesuggest?<br />
  3. 3. Mood<br />Thisisabout YOUR feelingsortheemotioncreatedbythewriting.<br />Whenreading “This Be The Verse”, whatfeeling do weget? Happy? Sad?<br />
  4. 4. StretchYourVocabularyPositive Tonedescribers:<br />admiring<br />adoring<br />affectionate<br />appreciative<br />approving<br />Bemused<br />calm<br />casual<br />celebratory<br />cheerful<br />comforting<br />comic<br />compassionate<br />Complimentary<br />confident<br />contented<br />delightful<br />earnest<br />ecstatic<br />effusive<br />elated<br />empathetic<br />encouraging<br />euphoric<br />excited<br />exhilarated<br />Expectant<br />flippant<br />forthright<br />friendly<br />funny<br />Gleeful<br />happy <br />hilarious<br />hopeful<br />humorous<br />interested<br />introspective <br />Joyful<br />light<br />Lively<br />nostalgic<br />optimistic<br />passionate<br />placid<br />playful<br />poignant<br />proud<br />reassuring<br />reflective<br />relaxed<br />respectful<br />reverent<br />romantic<br /> scholarly<br />self-assured<br />sentimental<br />serene<br />silly<br />straightforward<br />sympathetic<br />tender<br />tranquil<br />whimsical<br />wistful<br />Worshipful<br />
  5. 5. StretchYourVocabularyNeutral Tonedescribers:<br />commanding<br />direct<br />impartial<br />indirect<br />meditative<br />objective<br />questioning<br />speculative<br />unambiguous<br />unconcerned<br />understated<br />
  6. 6. StretchyourVocabulary:NegativeTonedescribers<br />ambiguous<br />ambivalent<br />angry<br />annoyed<br />antagonistic<br />anxious<br />apathetic<br />Apprehensive<br />bewildered<br />biting<br />bitter<br />blunt<br />bossy<br />cold<br />conceited<br />condescending<br />confused<br />contemptuous<br />curt<br />cynical<br />demanding<br />depressed<br /> derogatory<br />desolate<br />despairing<br />desperate<br />detached<br />diabolic<br />disappointed<br />disliking<br />disrespectful<br />doubtful<br />embarrassed<br />enraged<br />evasive<br />fatalistic<br />fearful<br />forceful<br />foreboding<br />frightened<br />frustrated<br />furious<br />gloomy<br />grave<br />greedy<br />grim<br />Harsh<br />hostile<br />Impatient<br />indifferent<br />indignant<br />insecure<br />Insolent<br />melancholy<br />mischievous<br />miserable<br />mocking<br />mournful<br />nervous<br />ominous<br />outraged<br />paranoid<br />pathetic<br />patronizing<br />pensive<br />pessimistic<br />pretentious<br />psychotic<br />resigned<br />Sarcastic<br />selfish<br />serious<br />severe<br />sinister<br />skeptical<br />sly<br />solemn<br />somber<br />Stern<br />stressful<br />suspicious<br />tense<br />threatening<br />tragic<br />uncertain<br />uneasy<br />unfriendly<br />unsympathetic<br />upset<br />violent<br />
  7. 7. Mooddescribers: (postive / Negativepairs)<br />Light-hearted   /Tense <br />Playful  / Gloomy<br />Tender  / Violent<br />Enlightened  / Insidious<br />Optimistic /  Pessimistic<br />Liberating /  Confining<br />Warm /  Cold<br />Hopeful / Hopeless<br />Nostalgic / Haunting<br />Peaceful / Nightmarish<br />Welcoming /Hostile<br />Harmonious/Suspenseful<br />Trustful / Foreboding<br />Vivacious / Painful<br />Confident / Threatening<br />Idyllic / Desolate<br />Sympathetic/Merciless<br />Joyous / Terrifying<br />Dignified /  Barren<br />Ecstatic  / Vengeful<br />Empowered/Heartbroken<br />Inclusive / Lonely          <br />
  8. 8. YourAssignment<br />Workingfromyourselection of poemsfound in High Windows, chooseonepoemanalyzethetone and mood.<br />Youwill use MS Powerpointtocreate a presentation similar tothisone. Thepresentationmustinlcude:<br />Imagesthathelpexpressyourconcpet of mood and tonefromthepoem. <br />Threeextractedwordsor verses thatyouidentify as havinghelpedcreatethismood.<br />Threeextractedsamples of theauthorswritingstylethatdemonstrateyourperception of tone.<br />The PPT presentationmustincludeinserted audio files foreachslide. Thecommandforthismaybefoundunder: insert (insertar) / sound (sonido) / record (grabar sonido) <br />Whenyouhavefinished, uploadthefile (saved as tone and mood (yourname) toyourgoogledocsaccount and besure share itwith me and includeeditingprivileges.<br />Goodluck!<br />

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