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Name ___________________________ Class/Period _______________________ Date ___________ Gatsby Tone and Mood

Tone: Author's attitude created by words Mood: The effect those words have on the reader

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They were both in white and their dresses were rippling and fluttering as if they had just been blown back after a short flight around the house... peaceful, lazy, relax buoyed up, rippling, fluttering carefree mood, joyful mood The bar is in full swing... The lights grow brighter as the earth lurches away from the sun and now the orchestra is playing yellow cocktail music and the opera of voices pitches a key higher. Laughter is easier, minute by minute... tipped out at a cheerful word... already there are wanderers, confident girls who weave here and there among the stouter and more stable, become for a sharp joyous moment the center of a group and excited with triumph glide on through the sea-change of faces and voices and color under the constantly changing light. fun, cheerful, exciting, carefree, confidence lurches, tipped, glide, pitches, weave, color, yellow, brighter, light, stouter, stable, confident carefree mood, dazzling mood, everybody is having fun

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Name ___________________________ Class/Period _______________________ Date ___________ Gatsby Tone and Mood

Tone: Author's attitude created by words Mood: The effect those words have on the reader

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Tone: Words: Mood: Create two opposite types of moods (worried and carefree). Describe a before and after scene. It could be a party. It could be a room before and after you clean it. It could be a change to a new hairstyle. Remember: Word choice is important, but so is the placement of words and the length of sentences. Be creative! Exercise:

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