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Tone and Mood.  TONE/MOOD  Tone The author’s attitude, stated or implied, toward a subject. Some possible attitudes are pessimism, optimism, earnestness,

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1 Tone and Mood

2  TONE/MOOD  Tone The author’s attitude, stated or implied, toward a subject. Some possible attitudes are pessimism, optimism, earnestness, seriousness, bitterness, humorous, and joyful. An author’s tone can be revealed through choice of words and details.

3  Mood The climate of feeling in a literary work. The choice of setting, objects, details, images, and words all contribute towards creating a specific mood. For example, an author may create a mood of mystery around a character or setting but may treat that character or setting in an ironic, serious, or humorous tone

4 Bob Dylan: Positively 4th Street Bob Dylan: Positively 4th Street What is the tone? Bob Dylan: Positively 4th Street  You got a lotta nerve To say you are my friend When I was down You just stood there grinning You got a lotta nerve To say you got a helping hand to lend You just want to be on The side that's winning Do you take me for such a fool To think I'd make contact With the one who tries to hide What he don't know to begin with

5 Bob Dylan: Positively 4th Street Bob Dylan: Positively 4th Street What is the tone? Bob Dylan: Positively 4th Street  You got a lotta nerve To say you are my friend When I was down You just stood there grinning You got a lotta nerve To say you got a helping hand to lend You just want to be on The side that's winning Do you take me for such a fool To think I'd make contact With the one who tries to hide What he don't know to begin with First, ask yourself “What is the topic/subject of this piece? Second, put a + or – sign next to each couplet. Count and total the +’s and –”s. Which side has more?

6 Bob Dylan: Positively 4th Street Bob Dylan: Positively 4th Street What is the tone? Bob Dylan: Positively 4th Street  You got a lotta nerve To say you are my friend When I was down You just stood there grinning You got a lotta nerve To say you got a helping hand to lend You just want to be on The side that's winning Do you take me for such a fool To think I'd make contact With the one who tries to hide What he don't know to begin with Look at the tone/mood tip sheet. choose some words to describe the author’s attitude towards the subject of__________?

7 Kelly Clarkson - Breakaway lyrics What is the tone? What is the mood?  I'll spread my wings and I'll learn how to fly I'll do what it takes til' I touch the sky And I'll make a wish Take a chance Make a change And breakaway Out of the darkness and into the sun But I won't forget all the ones that I love I'll take a risk Take a chance Make a change And breakaway

8 Kelly Clarkson - Breakaway lyrics What is the tone? What is the mood?  I'll spread my wings and I'll learn how to fly I'll do what it takes til' I touch the sky And I'll make a wish Take a chance Make a change And breakaway Out of the darkness and into the sun But I won't forget all the ones that I love I'll take a risk Take a chance Make a change And breakaway Look at each main idea of the poem, and use a word from the tip sheet to describe the mood.

9 Kelly Clarkson - Breakaway lyrics What is the tone? What is the mood?  I'll spread my wings and I'll learn how to fly I'll do what it takes til' I touch the sky And I'll make a wish Take a chance Make a change And breakaway Out of the darkness and into the sun But I won't forget all the ones that I love I'll take a risk Take a chance Make a change And breakaway

10 Black Eyed Peas - Where Is The Love lyrics What is the tone? / What is the mood?  People killing people dying Children hurtin you hear them crying Can practice what you preach Would you turn the other cheek? Father father father help us Send some guidance from above Cause people got me got me questioning Where is the love?(where is the lovex3)(the lovex2)


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