3 As you read the passage below, try to imagine the speaker. It was a glorious day today. Although the rain pounded the street outside, my mind was filled with thoughts of my secret. I felt myself smiling often, for no reason. I even laughed out loud, but luckily no one noticed.How would you describe the speaker's tone?What can you infer about the speaker's secret?
4 Now read the passage below and think about the speaker and his or her tone. Today was a long day. The rain pounded the pavement outside for hours. All I could think about was my secret. I didn't want to think about it, though. I longed for a reason to laugh or even smile. But I could find none.How would you describe the speaker?What can you infer about the speaker's secret?
5 BrainstormBrainstorm as many words as possible that can be used to describe various kinds of tone.
6 The following are words that describe various kinds of tone The following are words that describe various kinds of tone. Record them in your vocabulary folder.ArrogantCompassionateDesolateFlippantNostalgicProudSolemnPettyFormalOptimistic
7 What is mood?Mood is the atmosphere or overall feeling that a literary work creates for the READER. The mood can be serious, humorous, or sad.
8 A variety of elements contribute to mood: 1. word choice (ex: grumpy)2. images (ex: starlit night)3. setting (ex: dark, shadowy room)4. events (ex: heavy storm clouds lifting)5. punctuation & sentence structure