Presentation on theme: "What is MOOD?. What is Mood? Mood is a feeling, that a writer creates for you. Writers use many devices to create the mood in a text: – Dialogue (language."— Presentation transcript:
What is Mood? Mood is a feeling, that a writer creates for you. Writers use many devices to create the mood in a text: – Dialogue (language between the characters) – Setting (where/when the story takes place, who the characters are, etc.) – Plot (the rise and fall of action and events throughout the piece)
What are some examples of words that set the mood? The following are examples of moods that a text can cause the reader to feel: – Suspense – Lonely – Happy – Angry – Anxious – Tense – Suspicious – Excited – Depressed – Scared – Disgusted
What are some examples of Mood? The night was dark and stormy. – The sentence gives you a scary ‘mood’ (or feeling). The man kicked and threw the poor cat out of his house. – The sentence gives you a feeling of anger, or pity towards the cat. There was plenty of food, and the music was playing. Everybody was having a good time. – The sentence gives you a mood (or feeling) of happiness and fun.
“Boy, watch your tone when speaking to me” Tone: The writer’s attitude towards the subject of the piece, the audience, and self. Also known as, the way feelings are expressed. Conveyed through the use of: – Diction (the words that the author uses in his/her writing) – Point of View (the author’s view and how it affects his/her writing) – Syntax (the arrangement of words to create sentences) – And, the author’s level of formality (how formal or informal is the piece?)
“Don’t you use that tone of voice with me!” Has anyone ever said to you, "Don't use that tone of voice with me?" Your tone can change the meaning of what you say. Tone can turn a statement like, " You're a big help!" into a genuine compliment or a cruel sarcastic remark. It depends on the context.
Examples of Tone I’d rather stay here and wait, than go into that dark room. – The sentence above imposes that the person is scared. The sun is shining brightly in the meadow, let’s go out and play! – The sentence above imposes that the person is happy or excited. I called my friend at their house, her brother said she’s not home, but I heard her voice come over the line. – The sentence imposes that the person is suspicious.
Tone vs. Mood These two words are easy to get confused when reading a text. Look at the following Venn Diagram to understand how mood and tone are different.
Tone vs. Mood Venn Diagram Tone Mood Similarities Conveyed by an emotion or emotions through words The way a reader feels about a piece (the reader’s mood) can be determined through facial expressions, gestures and in the tone (the way the author expresses his/her feelings throughout the piece) of voice used. Tone is the attitude that an author takes toward the audience, the subject, or the character. Tone is conveyed through the author's words and details. Use context clues to help determine the tone. Author sets the tone through words. Possible tones are as numerous as the number of possible emotions a human being can have. Emotions that you (the reader) feel while you are reading a piece. Some pieces of literature make you feel sad, angry or happy. Often, a writer creates the mood at the beginning of a piece and then carries that same mood throughout the whole piece. SOMETIMES the mood will change as characters or plot changes.
BEWARE!! Tone and mood can very easily be confused! Tone simply refers to how the author feels towards the subject, or towards something. You will know what the author’s tone is implying by the words he uses. While ‘mood’, refers to the feeling of the atmosphere the author is describing. It is what the author makes you feel when you read his writings. You can read a sentence, and feel sad, happy or angry.