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What is the MOOD of the text?


Look at the photographs below. What is the difference in the mood?

MOOD (definition) = refers to the emotions it evokes. eg. Light-hearted | hearted | Heavy-

Words to describe mood


Philosophic al Reflective Nostalgic Sympathetic Wistful Sad Melancholic Heavy Depressing Sorrowful Positive Joyous Light-hearted Dreamy Romantic Jovial Humorous Lively Celebratory Delirious Unpredictab le Tense Disturbing Mysterious Oppressive
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PURPOSE Why do we analyse mood?

MOOD

Allows us to formulate our

RESPONSE

Examples of mood Nostalgic

Types of response -stirs the readers sympathy for a person - causes the reader to reflect on an issue

Light-hearted

- provokes amusement and laughter, thereby keeping the reader entertained -arouses a sense of fear and anticipation in the reader, thereby keeping the reader motivated to read on

Oppressive / tense

Method HOW do we analyse mood?


We analyse mood by paying attention to the adjectives (descriptive words in the text).

1) The ATMOSPHERE

Refers to the description of the surroundings. To analyse the atmosphere, pick out adjectives which describe i. The climate/weather
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ii. iii. The natural environment The man-made environment

Method HOW do we analyse atmosphere? i. ii. iii. Look at the adjectives describing the surroundings Pick out idea that are repeated What is the general idea or impression that comes to your mind?

2) The FEELINGS OF THE SPEAKER The table below offers you a guide Stage s Attitude (express this with adjectives)

At first Later At the end

Link to real-world issues (or myself, my experience) Eg. The poem encapsulates some of the pressures of teenage life.
E Eg. The inconsistency in the mood of the speaker is familiar to us as

Moods and feelings are NEVER static. Mood and feeling may change in a text. Eg. The mood may shift from belief to doubt and distrust, ending in disgust. The point to note is that mood and feeling need not be consistent but can develop and change.

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