Style, Tone, & Mood

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Style, Tone, & Mood Jeopardy
Thursday, October 24th, 2013
Learning Targets
• I will be able to interpret and state the style, tone and mood
of a reading passage through word choice by the author.
• I will be able to determine how style, tone, and mood
effect a story.
• I will be able to define style, tone, and mood.
Style, Tone, & Mood Jeopardy Rules
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If you want to answer a question, you will need to raise your hand after the question
has been stated.
You will be given either audio or chat privileges to give us your answer.
You must honestly keep track of your own points.
Try your best!
If you want to stay in the class connect after being divided into breakout rooms (2) and
just want to watch (and review), that is fine. You do not have to play.
Style, Tone, Mood Jeopardy
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Study Island:
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Style: 100
You are texting your friend about going to the movies tonight.
What kind of “writing style” is being used here?
A.) Formal writing
B.) Business-like writing
C.) Informal writing
D.) None of the above
Style: 200
When using a formal style of writing, what type of
vocabulary might you find in the text?
A.) Conversational –like vocabulary
B.) Slang, dialogue
C.) High-level; businesslike
D.) Foreign words
Style: 300
An author’s style consists of which of the following
components:
A.) Their personal word choice/vocabulary.
B.) The point of view from which the text is told.
C.) The organization of the text.
D.) All of the above components.
Style: 400
Define the word style.
A.) The manner of presenting material, including usage, punctuation,
point-of-view, organization, and tone.
B.) A personal view or opinion.
C.) Shows a level of familiarity and personality that sets it apart.
D.) The overall feeling a reader has while reading a literary work or
passage using imagery and vivid descriptions.
Style: 500
How would you describe the
writing style of this author?
A.) Formal
B.) Conversational
C.) Businesslike
D.) All of the above
Tone: 100
Which of the following words best describes
the tone of “The Tell-Tale Heart?”
A. Apathetic
B. Pompous
C. Ominous
D. Humorous
Tone: 200
“True!-nervous-very, very dreadfully nervous I had
been and am; but why will you say that I am mad?”
In this sentence, the author uses the phrase
“dreadfully nervous” in order to show
A.
B.
C.
D.
The narrators unease.
The narrator’s intelligence.
The narrator’s excitement.
The narrator’s arrogance.
Tone: 300
What is the narrator’s tone in the following passage?
“I felt that I must scream or die!---and now---again!--hark! louder! louder! louder! louder!”
A.) Calm or relaxed
B.) Anxious and desperate
C.) Down and dreary
D.) Excited
Tone: 400
Define the word tone.
A.) The overall feeling a reader has while reading a literary work or
passage using imagery and vivid descriptions.
B.) The manner of presenting material, including usage, punctuation,
point-of-view, organization, and tone.
C.) Often takes place on serious topics in a direct and succinct way.
D.) The writer’s attitude toward his or her subject or characters that is
conveyed through the author’s words and details.
Tone: 500
What is the TONE of this text?
I lifted him onto my horse in front of me and succeeded in getting him
safely to the Fort.
Capt. Egan, on recovering, laughingly said: "I name you Calamity
Jane, the heroine of the plains." I have borne that name up to the
present time.
An excerpt from The Life and Adventures of Calamity Jane by
Marthy Cannary Burk, better known as Calamity Jane
A.) Doubtful
B.) Sad
C.) Happy
D.) Uneasy
Mood: 100
During the holidays, my mother's house glittered with
decorations and hummed with preparations. We ate cookies and
drank cider while we helped her wrap bright packages and trim
the tree. We felt warm and excited, listening to Christmas carols
and even singing along sometimes. We would tease each other
about our terrible voices and then sing even louder.
A.) Content, happy
B.) Melancholy, sad
C.) Doubtful
D.) Humorous
Mood: 200
“…do you mark me well? I have told you that I
am nervous: So I am. And now at the dead hour
of the night amid the dreadful silence of that old
house, so strange a noise as this excited me to
uncontrollable terror.”
Which of the following examples best describes
the mood of this passage?
A. Filled with terror and suspense
B. Filled with humor and melancholy
C. Filled with suspense and love
D. Filled with sadness and regret
Mood: 300
Mood: 400
Define the word mood.
A.) The writer’s attitude toward his or her subject or characters that is
conveyed through the author’s words and details.
B.) The manner of presenting material, including usage, punctuation,
point-of-view, organization, and tone.
C.) The overall feeling a reader has while reading a literary work or
passage using imagery and vivid descriptions.
D.) None of the above definitions.
Mood: 500
Study Island: Style, Tone, &
Mood: 100
Study Island: Style, Tone, &
Mood: 200
Study Island: Style, Tone, &
Mood: 300
Study Island: Style, Tone, &
Mood: 400
Study Island: Style, Tone, &
Mood: 500
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