Tone and Mood Are Two Very Different Things (Weekly-Wrap Up!)

This week one thing that was discussed heavily was the difference between tone and mood.  First, according to literarydevices.net (Yes, such a website exists) , the definitions of both are:

Tone, in written composition, is an attitude of a writer toward a subject or an audience.

In literature, mood is a literary element that evokes certain feelings or vibes in readers through words and descriptions.

The Tone VS Mood war actually inspired two essays on the topic, one as an assignment and one as a rush writing exercise (because we all love nothing more than having 15 minutes to develop an argument).  In the most recent work we have been studying, Murder in The Cathedral, the chorus provides an easy way to examine tone and mood.  Unlike other places in books where characters can be roundabout, the chorus is pretty straightforward and pretty obvious.

Also, we acted out the play together, which always helps us visualize and understand what is going on.

Don’t forget our wonderful research papers!  I hope everyone is having a great time writing them!  Most of the thesis statements I heard from everyone were really amazing and I’m sure will lead to wonderful papers!

Let’s have another great week next week!

-Paulie

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