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Tone and Mood

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Tone and Mood

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  1. Tone and Mood

  2. Tone • The attitude the author seems to take toward his material, his audience, or both. • It is conveyed by changes in voice and manner, and the use of rhetorical devices. • Two authors can portray vastly different tones about similar subject matter. • Ex. gentle, satiric, persuasive, critical, pleading, harsh, etc.

  3. Mood • The prevailing mood or feeling of a literary work. • What the reader feels when reading.

  4. Mary Poppins Original • Google original Mary Poppins trailer on YouTube. • All links lead to the wrong version.

  5. Mary Poppins New • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T5_0AGdFic (Mary Poppins Scary)

  6. Denotation --Review • The literal or dictionary meaning of a word. • Ex. Snake = any of numerous limbless, scaly, elongate reptiles of the suborder Serpents.

  7. Connotation --Review • Implications or suggestions that are evoked by a word. • They may be highly individual word associations with powerful experiences, or more general, culturally conditioned associations. • Ex. You are such a snake. • What is the implied meaning?

  8. Diction • Diction = word choice • The words writers choose to use help the reader understand the author’s tone. • Often writers use words which have connotations.

  9. Practice • Bouncing into the room, she lit up the vicinity with a joyous glow on her face as she told about her fiancé and their wedding plans. • Which words help the reader establish tone? • What is the tone of this sentence? • What is the mood?

  10. Practice • Bouncing into the room, she lit up the vicinity with a joyous glow on her face as she told about her fiancé and their wedding plans.

  11. Practice • Storming into the room, she dominated the vicinity with a murderous look on her face as she told about her fiancé and their wedding plans. • What is the tone of this re-written sentence?

  12. In Partners -- Practice • Determine the tone of the sentence, and circle the key word(s) indicating that tone. • Re-write the sentence, changing the key words to create a different tone. • Identify the mood of the sentence.