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Whats the Dif?
Tone and Mood
Tone: How the author thinks about the subject. Its the authors attitude toward what they have written. Mood: The effect of the writers words on the reader. How the writers words make us feel.
Has anyone ever said to you, "Don't use that tone of voice with me?" Your tone can change the meaning of what you say. Tone can turn a statement like, " You're a big help!" into a genuine compliment or a cruel sarcastic remark. It depends on the context of the story.
Movie makers strive to set a certain tone and mood for their work Just like an author uses choice of words (diction) and vivid imagery to set the tone and mood, movie makers use dialogue, editing, music and lighting to establish a certain tone within their films We will watch two trailers with very different tones- these will create a substantially unique mood for the audience (you)!
Dumb and Dumber 1 Dumb and Dumber 2
Mary Poppins (original 1964) Mary Poppins Watch the clip Select three tone words that best represent the attitude of the trailers creators Lets discuss-what did you select?
Mary Poppins (Re-cut) Mary Poppins Watch the trailer The makers of this clip are attempting to take a classic movie, and re-cut it in a way that represents an entirely new genre of film They use editing, music, dialogue and sound effects They are creating a completely different mood How have they relayed tone and established mood?
"Oh! No mortal could support the horror of that countenance. A mummy again endued with animation could not be so hideous as that wretch. I had gazed on him while unfinished; he was ugly then; but when those muscles and joints were rendered capable of motion, it became a thing such as even Dante could not have conceived." - Frankenstein by Mary Shelly
"Goddamn money. It always ends up making you blue as hell." "Catholics are always trying to find out if you're Catholic." "If a girl looks swell when she meets you, who gives a damn if she's late? Nobody." "People never believe you." "All morons hate it when you call them a moron."
One of the most well known characters in all of literature, Holden Caulfield, has an undeniable tone in Catcher in the Rye. He is sarcastic, tough, and inquisitive. He also makes poignant observations through his rather biting tone.
Holden tends to speak sarcastically; however, he is making satirical statements about the nature of life. That is exactly what J.D. Salinger's purpose was. He wanted to write a coming of age narrative about a boy navigating through life alone and observing and criticizing the world around him. Through the establishment of Holden's tone, Salinger does just that.
The words hideous, wretch, and ugly all set a frightening tone that suggests possible horror or fear.
"Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world." - Frankenstein
Victor speaks these words at the very beginning of the novel, setting an ominous mood for the rest of the tale. Ominous-gloomy, dark, menacing
1. What is the passages subject, and who is its audience? 2. What would you say are the most important words in the passage? What connotations, or associations, do these words have? 3. What general feeling do the passages images create? 4. Are there any hints that the narrator/speaker/author does not really mean everything he or she says? 5. Does the narrator/speaker/author make any jokes? If so, are these jokes lighthearted, bitter, or something else? 6. If the narrator/speaker/author were speaking aloud, what tone of voice would he or she be using?
Identify the tone What context clues are used to convey the tone Overall mood of the sentence.
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. Tone: cheerful, celebratory, happy, gleeful Context: bouncing, lit up, joyous glow on her face Mood: hopeful-about wedding, joyous for this girl, touched, sentimental
She huddled in the corner, clutching her tattered blanket and shaking convulsively, as she feverishly searched the room for the unknown dangers that awaited her. Tone: desperate, frantic, frightened, hopeless, tense, threatening Context: huddled, clutching, shaking, dangers Mood: haunting, worried, scared, nightmarish
Bursting through the door, the flustered mother screamed uncontrollably at the innocent teacher who gave her child an F. Tone: angry, annoyed, belligerent, disrespectful Context: bursting, screamed, innocent Mood: threatening, aggravated, annoyed, cold, stressed, enraged, uncomfortable, vengeful
Drawing the attention of his classmates as well as his teacher, the student dared to experiment with his professors intelligence by interrogating him about the Bible. Tone: conceited, cynical, exhilarated, self- assured Context: dared, intelligence, interrogating Mood: anxious, irate, intimidated, nervous, empowered
He furtively (sneakily) glanced behind him, for hear of his imagined pursuers, then hurriedly walked on, jumping at the slightest sound even of a leaf crackling under his own foot. Tone: fearful, frantic, frightened, Context: furtively, imagined, hurriedly, jumping, crackling Mood: scared, suspenseful
Gently smiling, the mother tenderly tucked the covers up around the childs neck, and carefully, quietly, left the room making sure to leave a comforting ray of light shining through the opened door should the child wake. Tone: affectionate, calm, tranquil Context: gently, tenderly, carefully, quietly Mood: peaceful, joyous, touched, sentimental, relaxed, loving
The laughing wind skipped through the village, teasing trees until they danced with anger and cajoling the grass into fighting itself, blade slapping blade, as the silly dog with golf ball eyes and flopping, slobbery tongue bounded across the lawn. Tone: excited, happy, bemused Context: laughing, skipped, teasing, silly Mood: cheerful, light-hearted, playful