Let’s take a look at: TONE vs MOOD
Tone – the writer’s attitude or feelings about what he/she is writing about • based on the choice of words and details, you may have to infer the tone • Examples: happiness, melancholy, adoration Mood – the way that the reader feels as he/she reads the piece • this can be very different from the tone • Examples: uneasiness, fear, sympathy, motivation
TO NE M O O D = ANGRY = SCARED
Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? “The Star Spangled Banner” –Francis Scott Key (1814) 1. Write 2 adjectives that describe the TONE of the song 2. Write 2 adjectives that describe the MOOD of the song
Flowers For Algernon -Daniel Keyes *characters’ tone The Glass Castle -Jeannette Walls “Millennials: Who They Are and Why We Hate Them” -Scott Hess “Millennials: The Me Me Me Generation” -Joel Stein “What is it about 20-somethings?” -Robin Marantz Henig Think of some of the stories we’ve read: What is the tone and mood of each?
- Fall '16
- Mrs, Judith Ambalong
- Flowers For Algernon, The Star-Spangled Banner, Edward Hirsch