Presentation on theme: ""Tools" authors use to add suspense mysterious circumstances- locked doors and hidden rooms mysterious characters- monstrous creatures and peculiar- acting."— Presentation transcript:
"Tools" authors use to add suspense mysterious circumstances- locked doors and hidden rooms mysterious characters- monstrous creatures and peculiar- acting strangers dark settings- thunderstorms, candle-lit rooms difficult decisions- should I keep it a secret? unresolved issues- whether a character will survive an illness or live through a predicament such as hanging on the edge of a cliff
Diction – Word Choice 1. Denotation- the literal or dictionary meaning 2. Connotation-the feeling or emotional content of a word; can be positive, negative, or neutral – EX:A word's connotations are the feelings and judgments associated with it. Identify the connotation of the following italicized words. His outfit is classy. __________________ His outfit is in style. __________________ His outfit is flashy. __________________
MOOD- Feeling that a literary work gives to readers. To identify the mood in a work of literature, notice the following elements. 1. Description of setting – EX:The forest at the edge of town was even more ominous at night. There wasn't a house or store within two miles. So far, no one in Jake's class had been brave enough to explore it. 2. Imagery – EX: He walked hesitantly, leaves crunching under his feet. Bare trees hovered over him, casting armlike shadows across his path. His heart hammered in his chest as he inched forward. 3. Descriptions of Characters' Speech or Feelings – EX: Jake couldn't believe he accepted the dare. "What was I thinking?" he muttered to himself, stopping suddenly when he heard approaching footsteps. Fear paralyzed him.
Your Task: HappySadScary 1. What kinds of places could help create this mood? What time of the day or year would be most effective in creating mood? 2. What details that appeal to your senses of sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell would enhance this mood? 3. What might characters do or say to build this mood?