Things I can… See Smell Hear Taste Touch Create this chart on your own paper. Setting & Mood Setting •The time and place in which events of a narrative occur. •The setting may be specific and detailed and introduced at the beginning of the work, or it may be merely suggested through the use of details and scattered through the work. Details that describe: Furniture Scenery Customs Transportation Clothing Dialects Weather Time of day Time of year Elements of Setting Setting Time Place Atmosphere Date Location Weather Time of Day City Noise level History State Darkness Life Style Country Feelings Customs Buildings Mood Era castle, Word Choice cottage, playground, ship, mountain, or stadium. Setting is important because… •It may have an effect on the events in the plot •Reveal character traits •Create a certain atmosphere or mood. What do we learn about the setting from these excerpts? “The dark sky, filled with “I knew a man – let me see angry, swirling clouds, – it’s forty years ago now reflected Greg Ridley’s – who took an old, damp, mood as he sat on the rotten set of chambers, in stoop of his building. His one of the most ancient father’s voice came to Inns, that had been shut him again…” up and empty for years and years before. There were lots of old women’s stories about this place, and it certainly was very far from being a cheerful one; but he was poor, and the rooms were cheap…” Mood The prevailing emotional attitude in a literary work or in a part of a work. In movies, mood is usually created by colors, music, body language and camera angles.
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