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  1. 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.

  2. - 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

  3. - 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

  4. How does this beach setting compare to the previous beach setting?

  5. - 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

  6. 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.

  7. With your partner, create a bulleted list of setting details that create a certain mood.

  8. On your own, write a paragraph describing the setting, creating a specific mood. A bulleted list is a good way to get started.

  9. "All Summer in a Day" page 68