Atmosphere in Literature: Definition & Examples


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A writer conveys _____ through atmosphere.

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1. Why does it work well for a writer to communicate atmosphere through objects?

2. How can writers detail atmosphere in their stories?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Atmosphere in literature is created by how an author uses literary tools to convey tone. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of how literary atmosphere is created and how it contributes to an engaging reading experience.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • How authors convey literary atmosphere
  • Literary tools that authors use to create atmosphere
  • Why atmosphere is important for the reader's experience
  • Specific examples of literary atmosphere

Skills Practiced

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

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about atmosphere in literature
  • Making connections - correlate your knowledge of literary tools and devices to understand how atmosphere is created
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify key concepts, including literary tools that convey atmosphere and/or are enhanced by atmosphere
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about specific examples of literary atmosphere

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature theory and atmosphere, review the accompanying lesson called Atmosphere in Literature: Definition, Examples & Quiz. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explains how atmosphere in literature is created and how it affects the reading experience
  • Covers the tools and devices that authors use to create atmosphere
  • Details specific examples of atmosphere in literature