Setting and Mood Sept 8, 2011 OBJ: How does setting impact character, mood, and plot? Warm Up: What is the setting and how does it impact the mood? HW: Setting picture from your novel. Include 4 quotes that relate to the setting and identify the mood.
- the taste of salty popcorn - your feet sticking to the floor - the crack of the baseball bat - the smell of hot dogs - the stands filled with a sea of red and white - the hot sun beating on your shoulders
- the sound of the waves crashing on the shore - the soft sand squishing between your toes - the warm breeze flowing through your hair - the crystal blue water - the smell of sunscreen
- the dark of night creeping in around you - the chilling breeze sends shivers up your spine - the crack of a stick breaking behind you - the smell of rotting leaves and soil - the sense of being watched
As I stepped out of my apartment building, I was overwhelmed by the steamy heat rising from the asphalt. It was difficult to breathe. Horns blared and cars rushed by. I tried to signal for a cab, but none of the drivers noticed me. The inviting smell of hot dogs made my stomach rumble, but I had no time to eat. Three city blocks - could I make it? I started running on foot. Sweat poured down my face, soaking the back of my neck, gluing my shirt to my body.
With your partner, create a bulleted list of setting details that create a certain mood.
On your own, write a paragraph describing the setting, creating a specific mood. A bulleted list is a good way to get started.