Mood and Tone Worksheets

How to Identify Mood and Tone in What You Read

Majority authors need a specific mood and tone to write their stories as all of them are not in the same context. Creating a feel of mood and tone in any reading material is easy but, it's identification is little bit tricky. All of this is up to the writer how he or she can make this identification intuitive for the reader. For example, if you are reading a specific paragraph of any story, you will have to figure out the following things or your observation should be according to that. Your feeling, your reviews after reading the whole story. The level of your feeling and the words that create this feeling for the story After finding all of the above, you will know the mood and tone of the story well. In this way, you will learn the best meaning of a story. Mood is the thing that give a life to your writing material. It consists of happiness, loneliness, sadness, darkness, suspicion, and excitement. Mood create the ambiance of the story with the correct usage of selected language. Tone refers to the attitude of the writing material. Your writing must be a variety of word choices and phrases if you want to let the readers identify the tone of the story. Also, the language and its efficiency for the topic must the part of your consideration as an author. For this, you will have to use words to create the meaning.

It's All Context

Determine the tone and the mood of each passage. Then write down the context clues that convey them.

Describing Tone

An author's tone can be either positive or negative. Read each word that can describe an author's tone. Does the word have a positive, negative, or neutral connotation? Write +, -, or N next to each word.

In Poetry

Read the poem. Then answer the questions.

Identifying Tone

Choose the word from the box that best describes the tone of each passage. Not all words will be used.

Point It Out

Which sentence has the indicated tone?

Poems Again

Read the poem. Then answer the questions.

Tone Deaf

Match each word with its definition.

Beyond the Page

Writers express their attitude about what they are writing with tone is the attitude that a writer takes towards what he or she is writing. Writers express tone through the words they choose to use. Tone gives you information that is beyond just the meaning of the words on the page.

Lots of Poetry

We look at the work of Frost and Longfellow.

What Tells Us

Write the tone and the mood of the passage. Then write down the context clues that convey them.

In Fiction

List some of the words Dickens uses to create this tone and mood.

In Film

While writers use words and images to create tone and mood in a story, filmmakers use dialog, editing, sound effects, music, and lighting.

Creating Mood and Tone

Mood is the atmosphere in a written work. Writers create mood through setting, dialogue, characters, etc. in order to make readers feel a certain way. The mood of a story can be suspenseful, dark, optimistic, light, etc.

Setting Tone with Word Choice

Choose the best word to complete each sentence to help create the indicated tone.

How Does It Feel?

What context clues did you use to determine your answers?