It's all well and good when you're asked to identify a speaker's tone using his or her body language, facial expression, and pitch and emphasis. Identifying the tone of a written passage is another challenge entirely. Check out an informative presentation that defines related literary terms like tone, mood, theme, and motif.
- Assign groups a pair of terms (symbol/motif, motif/theme, tone/mood) and ask them to prepare a presentation that clarifies the distinction between the two terms
- Instructions should be prepared to offer examples from works the class has studied
- Includes a list of important tone and mood words
- Examples are clear and succinct
- Makes a clear distinction between tone and mood