Tone and Mood. Tone. Expression of an author’s attitude toward a subject. The effect of the author’s words and tone on the reader (you). Mood. How are TONE and MOOD different? TONE is the author's attitude MOOD is the reader's feelings
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Tone and Mood
Expression of an author’sattitude toward a subject
The effect of the author’s words and tone on the reader (you)
Gentlemen: I received your letter today by post, in regard to the ransom you ask for the return of my son. I think you are a little high in your demands, and I hereby make you a counter proposition, which I am inclined to believe you will accept. You bring Johnny home and pay me two hundred and fifty dollars in cash, I agree to take him off your hands. You had better come at night, for the neighbors believe he is lost, and I couldn’t be responsible for what they would do to anyone they saw bringing him back.
Identifying the mood of a piece of writing will depend on the number of descriptive words you know to answer the question: How did this paragraph, this passage, this story make the character or make you feel?