Style, Tone, and Mood
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The way the author uses words, phrases, and sentences.
Style includes the authors _______________________.
1) Personal Word Choice/Vocabulary
2) Types of Sentences
3) Point of View from which the text is told from.
4) Organization of the text (chronological, flashbacks, multiple points of view, ect.)
Formal or Informal: "Hello. How are you doing this fine evening?"
Forman or Informal: "Hi, what's up?"
What are the four elements of Level of Complexity?
1) Is it simple vocabulary or higher level word choices?
2) What types of writing does the author use? (Figurative language, Flashbacks, Foreshadowing, Irony?)
3) Does the author use past or present verb tense?
4) Does the author use dialogue?
What are some key elements in an Author's style?
Point of View?
The author's attitude toward the subject.
The overall feelings or emotions that are created IN THE READER.
Mood is similar to the ______________.
True or False: Authors move their readers move throughout the text.
To describe tone, _________________ is often used.
Tone?: On the dark, gloomy day lightening flashed in front of her, and the strange figure appeared.
Horror, Shock, Fright, etc.
Mood?: On the dark, gloomy day lightening flashed in front of her, and the strange figure appeared.
Frightening, scary, suspenseful, etc.
Tone?: The silly puppies raced across the yard as the families two daughters chased behind them.
Happy, cheerful, etc.
Mood?: The silly puppies raced across the yard as the families two daughters chased behind them.
Happy, playful, joyful, etc.
Present or past verb tense?: He dashed across the front lawn in effort to catch the bus he had just missed.
Past (ED: dashED, missED)
Present or past verb tense?: Jenna and Liam were walking down the street, smiling to everyone around them.
Present: (ING: walkING, smilING)