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  1. Setting andMood Unit 3 Text Analysis

  2. The setting of a story is the time and place in which the action occurs. • A writer reveals setting by describing details of time and place, such as clothing, hairstyles, household objects, or even lifestyles. Part 1: Setting

  3. In some stories, the details of the setting do more than create a backdrop for events. Setting can also… • Affect characters by determining jobs and living conditions available to them • Influence characters’ values, beliefs, and emotions • Create conflicts by exposing characters to dangerous weather or natural disasters • Make characters live through difficult time periods and events, such as poverty or war Part 1: Setting

  4. How did Laurie Halse Anderson reveal the setting of Fever 1793? • How did the setting of Fever 1793 affect Mattie and the other characters? Part 1: Setting

  5. Mood is the feeling or atmosphere a writer creates for readers. A mood can be described as “exciting, “serious,” “terrifying,” “carefree,” or something else entirely. • To identify the mood in a work of literature, notice the following elements…. Part 2: Mood

  6. 1. Descriptions of Setting: • Does the story take place in an abandoned house on a stormy night or on a crowded beach during the summer? • A writer’s choice of setting and the words used to describe it can create mood. Part 2: Mood

  7. 2. Imagery • Imagery- Language that appeals to your senses of sight, hearing, smelling, taste, or touch • Writers use imagery to affect your emotions and establish a mood. • For example, an image like “squeals of laughter” conveys a cheerful mood Part 2: Mood

  8. 3. Descriptions of Characters’ Speech or Feelings • Pay attention to what the characters say, think, or feel about the setting • The characters’ reactions often reflect the mood the author is trying to create. • For instance, if the character feel anxious or afraid, that reflects the mood the author wants to create Part 2: Mood

  9. Stars and a full moon lit the soft sand of the quiet beach. I was finally alone. I sat at the edge of the water and let the gentle waves wash soothingly over my tired feet. The sound of the moving water almost lulled me to sleep. I realized I was alone on a dark beach. Only the eerie glow from the full mood lit my way. My toes gripped the rough sand with every step as I hurried away from the icy water. The sound of every crashing wave sent chills up my back. Analyze the Creation of Mood