2 Prompt: Write a well developed paragraph that explains how the choices in diction build the mood of the poem.Prompts have 2 parts: The concrete portion that tells you what you must discuss, and the abstract portion—the portion that you have to determine as a reader.What is the concrete portion of this?Choices in dictionWhat is the abstract portion?The reader has to determine the mood.
3 What Vocabulary Will I use to discuss choices in diction? Connotation and denotationConnotation is the emotional associationsDenotation is the literal, dictionary definitionFigurative language—simile, metaphor, personification imagery
4 What do I do first?Select THREE examples of diction that influence the mood.Decide the EFFECT. In other words, how does this example relate to the mood. This is typically explained in 2-3 sentences and will incorporate the diction vocabulary.
5 Structure of the paragraph Topic sentence that explains diction influences the mood of the poem. You must also identify the mood of the poem in this sentence. (1 sentence)Identify example one of diction. (1 sentence)Explain the effect the example has on the mood. (2-3 sentences.)Introduce example two of diction. (1 sentence.)Explain the effect the example has on the mood (2-3 sentences)Introduce example three of diction (1 sentence)Concluding statement that restates topic sentence in a different way.