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7. Lit feature tone and mood

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Name: ______________________
Literary Features:
Tone
&
Mood
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Literary Feature:
Definition:
Examples:
The tone of the character in the video is _______________ because
Practice: Identify the tone of each sentence.
1.
2.
3.
4.
I can’t believe that you cheated on me! tone:____________
YOLO!
tone:____________
Students, today in class we will study nouns, the most exciting part of speech. tone:____________
Authorities report that procedures are in place to handle the Ebola outbreak. tone:____________
Literary Feature:
Definition:
Examples:
The mood in the video is ___________________ because
Practice: Identify the mood of each sentence.
1.
2.
3.
4.
I can’t believe that you cheated on me! mood:____________
YOLO!
mood:____________
Students, today in class we will study nouns, the most exciting part of speech. mood:____________
Authorities report that procedures are in place to handle the Ebola outbreak. mood:____________
Name: ______________________
Language to Describe Tone and Mood
DIRECTIONS: Use the words below or see your “Wheel of Emotions” handout.
Positive: lighthearted, hopeful, exuberant, enthusiastic, complimentary, confident, cheery, optimistic,
loving, passionate, amused, elated, sympathetic, compassionate, proud
Negative: angry, disgusted, outraged, accusing, condemning, furious, wrathful, inflammatory, irritated,
indignant, threatening
Irony/Sarcasm: scornful, disdainful, contemptuous, sarcastic, cynical, critical, facetious, patronizing,
satiric, condescending, sardonic, mock-heroic, bantering, irreverent, mock-serious, taunting, insolent,
pompous, ironic, flippant, grotesque
Sorrow/Fear/Worry: somber, elegiac, melancholic, sad, disturbed, mournful, solemn, serious,
apprehensive, concerned, hopeless, staid, resigned
Neutral: formal, objective, incredulous, nostalgic, ceremonial, candid, shocked, reminiscent, restrained,
clinical, baffled, sentimental, detached, objective, disbelieving, questioning, urgent, instructive, matterof-fact, admonishing, learned, factual, didactic, informative, authoritative
Developing a Tone/Mood Vocabulary
angry
sad
sentimental
frivolous
irrelevant
sharp
cold
fanciful
bitter
audacious
upset
urgent
complimentary
benevolent
dreamy
silly
joking
condescending
shocking
seductive
boring
poignant
sympathetic
restrained
somber
afraid
detached
contemptuous
candid
proud
happy
confused
apologetic
giddy
pitiful
hollow
childish
humorous
dramatic
provocative
joyful
peaceful
horrific
didactic
tired
mocking
sarcastic
sweet
zealous
vibrant
objective
nostalgic
vexed
cynical
insolent
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