Recently I was presenting to a group of Junior High teachers. The topic? Introducing students to Tone and Mood. Tone is defined as the author's intention towards a character or something. Mood is the feeling an audience or reader gets from the author's piece.
I was specically intrigued by the recent explosion of mashups and recut versions of movie trailers. Here is an example from the Shining.
The Original Trailer
Now here is the recut version as... get this...a ROMANTIC COMEDY!
What a great way to present these terms to students.
You can also see this effect in songs.
Check out this common song.
And you can't deny a change in tone and mood with this one.
Until Next Time,
Lit Maven Out!
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