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1 PA State Standards LANGUAGE ARTS Mood & Tone

2 Mood Mood is the general atmosphere created by the author’s words. It is the feeling the reader gets from reading those words. It is shown through the setting or atmosphere.

3 Mood Words Common Mood Words: Fanciful Melancholy Frightening Mysterious Frustrating Romantic Gloomy Sentimental Happy Sorrowful Joyful Suspenseful

4 Mood Words Let’s practice! How do the following movies and stories make you feel? Explain in one-two sentences, using a word from the list of common words (or use your own word)

5 Mood Exercise How does this scene make you feel?

6 Mood Exercise Describe the mood in this scene.

7 Mood Exercise Describe the mood in this scene.

8 Tone Tone is shown through dialogue and the authors voice and word choice. Tone is the author’s attitude toward the writing (his characters, the situation) A work of writing can have more than one tone.

9 Tone Words Amused Angry Cheerful Critical Clear Formal Gloomy Humorous Informal Ironic Light Matter-of- fact Mocking Resigned Optimistic Pessimistic Playful Pompous Sad Serious Sincere Suspicious Quizzical Witty

10 Tone Imagine there's no heaven It's easy if you try No hell below us Above us only sky Imagine all the people Living for today... Imagine there's no countries It isn't hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion too Imagine all the people Living life in peace... You may say I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope someday you'll join us And the world will be as one Imagine no possessions I wonder if you can No need for greed or hunger A brotherhood of man Imagine all the people Sharing all the world... You may say I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope someday you'll join us And the world will live as one What is John Lennon’s tone in “Imagine?” How do we know this? What are the context clues?

11 Tone My annoying brother likes to drive me crazy. There is no other who is that lazy. He whines to Mom and Dad night and day Until he eventually gets his way. What is a sister to do When he screams 'til he's blue? There is no way to win, For he gets under your skin. He does his best to kill all joy. Oh, how my brother does annoy! What is the tone of the poem? What are the context clues?

12 Tone We’re contacting you today to let you know about the Special Olympics annual fund drive. You have been kind enough to support us generously in the past, and we’d like to ask for your help again, as we send our athletes with special needs to compete at the national level. Please fill out the form below and return it in the enclosed envelope with your donation. It will make a child’s day if you do. What is the tone of this request? What are the context clues?

13 Tone vs. Mood How are they similar? How are they different?


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