Poem/Story SPECIFIC Similes & Metaphors Imagery SPECIFIC Word Choice Symbolism Plot Ideas SPECIFIC Dialogue GENERAL MOOD Overall feeling that the text INTENDS to give the reader
Symbolism The bigger meaning represented by the original object, idea or thing Characteristics of that thing and connotations Object, Idea, Thing
She was a rock in the waves of their insults. Symbolizes Strength of the girl Characteristics Strong, sturdy Symbol Rock
MOOD • Mood is a feeling that a writer creates for readers. • Words to Describe Mood: • cheerful • silly • lonely • wondrous • eerie • terrifying • peaceful • thoughtful FEELINGS & EMOTIONS
Part I: Mood Read the following passage and determine the intendedmood. Use evidence from the text to support your reasoning. A wind had sprung up in the darkness, and the trees shivered like chattering teeth as the car drove slowly past the girl. Her eyes were clenched fists, angry and powerful; drawing you in like a sad song. The car crawled toward her, shaking where it stood.