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Tone and Mood. TONE/MOOD Tone The author’s attitude , stated or implied, toward a subject. Some possible attitudes are pessimism, optimism, earnestness, seriousness, bitterness, humorous, and joyful. An author’s tone can be revealed through choice of words and details.

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Tone and mood

Tone and Mood


Tone and mood

  • TONE/MOOD

  • ToneThe author’s attitude, stated or implied, toward a subject. Some possible attitudes are pessimism, optimism, earnestness, seriousness, bitterness, humorous, and joyful. An author’s tone can be revealed through choice of words and details.


Tone and mood

  • Mood The climate of  feeling in a literary work. The choice of setting, objects, details, images, and words all contribute towards creating a specific mood. For example, an author may create a mood of mystery around a character or setting but may treat that character or setting in an ironic, serious, or humorous tone


Bob dylan positively 4th street what is the tone

Bob Dylan: Positively 4th StreetWhat is the tone?

  • You got a lotta nerveTo say you are my friendWhen I was downYou just stood there grinningYou got a lotta nerveTo say you got a helping hand to lendYou just want to be onThe side that's winningDo you take me for such a foolTo think I'd make contactWith the one who tries to hideWhat he don't know to begin with


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Bob Dylan: Positively 4th StreetWhat is the tone?

First, ask yourself “What is the topic/subject of this piece?

  • You got a lotta nerveTo say you are my friendWhen I was downYou just stood there grinningYou got a lotta nerveTo say you got a helping hand to lendYou just want to be onThe side that's winningDo you take me for such a foolTo think I'd make contactWith the one who tries to hideWhat he don't know to begin with

Second, put a + or – sign next to each couplet.

Count and total the +’s and –”s. Which side has more?


Bob dylan positively 4th street what is the tone2

Bob Dylan: Positively 4th StreetWhat is the tone?

  • You got a lotta nerveTo say you are my friendWhen I was downYou just stood there grinningYou got a lotta nerveTo say you got a helping hand to lendYou just want to be onThe side that's winningDo you take me for such a foolTo think I'd make contactWith the one who tries to hideWhat he don't know to begin with

Look at the tone/mood tip sheet. choose some words to describe the author’s attitude towards the subject of__________?


Kelly clarkson breakaway lyrics what is the tone what is the mood

Kelly Clarkson - Breakaway lyricsWhat is the tone? What is the mood?

  • I'll spread my wings and I'll learn how to flyI'll do what it takes til' I touch the skyAnd I'll make a wishTake a chanceMake a changeAnd breakawayOut of the darkness and into the sunBut I won't forget all the ones that I loveI'll take a riskTake a chanceMake a changeAnd breakaway


Kelly clarkson breakaway lyrics what is the tone what is the mood1

Kelly Clarkson - Breakaway lyricsWhat is the tone? What is the mood?

  • I'll spread my wings and I'll learn how to flyI'll do what it takes til' I touch the skyAnd I'll make a wishTake a chanceMake a changeAnd breakawayOut of the darkness and into the sunBut I won't forget all the ones that I loveI'll take a riskTake a chanceMake a changeAnd breakaway

Look at each main idea of the poem, and use a word from the tip sheet to describe the mood.


Kelly clarkson breakaway lyrics what is the tone what is the mood2

Kelly Clarkson - Breakaway lyricsWhat is the tone? What is the mood?

  • I'll spread my wings and I'll learn how to flyI'll do what it takes til' I touch the skyAnd I'll make a wishTake a chanceMake a changeAnd breakawayOut of the darkness and into the sunBut I won't forget all the ones that I loveI'll take a riskTake a chanceMake a changeAnd breakaway


Black eyed peas where is the love lyrics what is the tone what is the mood

Black Eyed Peas - Where Is The Love lyricsWhat is the tone? / What is the mood?

  • People killing people dying Children hurtin you hear them cryingCan practice what you preach Would you turn the other cheek?Father fatherfather help us Send some guidance from aboveCause people got me got me questioning Where is the love?(where is the lovex3)(the lovex2)


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