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Tone vs. Mood: Interpreting Meaning In Prose

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The sun was bright and the sky was clear. Joan jogged down the path with Rex at her side and smiled about last night's victory. The tone of this excerpt can be best described as _____.

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1. The author's overall attitude toward a subject is called _____.

2. Why is it important for an author to be able to use mood effectively?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

We can determine an author's tone and mood in their story through several ways, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of them and their examples.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following items:

  • Tone
  • Different types of tone
  • Way(s) in which tone is revealed through the author's use
  • Mood

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related tone and mood lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main words, such as mood
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding examples of tone and mood

Additional Learning

There is much more to learn about tone, mood, and how both are created. You can learn about these subjects by reading the lesson called Tone vs. Mood: Interpreting Meaning in Prose. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Introduces the use of tone and mood through examples
  • Defines tone and mood
  • Explains how to tell the difference between tone and mood
  • Describes the ways in which the tone and mood could provide opposite feelings
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