Presentation on theme: "Setting The setting of a story is the time and place of the action."— Presentation transcript:
Setting The setting of a story is the time and place of the action
Setting Questions to ask – What evidence in the story helps you know where the story takes place? – How does the story’s setting create mood or atmosphere? – How is the story’s setting related to the plot? To the theme?
One Thing Choose one of the items you brought from your setting. – What does this item say about you? I brought__________. This shows that I
Place and Time – Crow Call Places- Diner, country, Pennsylvania, woods, U.S., store, car, bedroom, on a hill Time- November, 1945, fall, morning, after a war (WWII), old timey cars, – See leaves on the trees-fall colors, bare trees – Sun was rising – After the war because her dad had been gone a long time, she was uncomfortable around her dad.
Lizzie’s Bag What are five objects that you would put in Lizzie’s bag to represent her personal setting.
Comparing Settings Create a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting your personal setting to Lizzie’s. Write a paragraph comparing and contrasting your personal setting to Lizzie’s.
Setting, Mood, and Relationships Relationships help set the mood in stories. – Relationships are part of the setting, characters and storyline.
How does the setting help us know the character? Messy desk because he’s so busy. Has a lot of work. Very strict. How does setting show relationships? – He’s the boss, doesn’t like Donovan because he caused a big screw up. He doesn’t even know Donovan’s name.
Mood Is the feeling a piece of text (story or other writing) causes in the reader: happy, sad, peaceful, etc. Mood is the overall feeling of the piece, or passage. It could be called the author’s emotional-intellectual attitude toward the subject
Mood Continued -By choosing certain words rather than others and by weaving their connotations together, an author can give whole settings and scenes a kind of personality, or mood. Note the difference if he/she describes a tall, thin tree as "erect like a steeple“ "spiked like a witch's hat“ "a leafy spear" "rather slim"