In one word, describe your current mood?
Mood, Voice, and Tone in Writing
Mood is the feeling or atmosphere you create in your writing. Voice is the unique style of the writer. Tone is the attitude or opinion you express.
mood voice and tone
Mood: the atmosphere of the piece created by the author’s choice of words and descriptions
Voice: the author’s unique writing style, as well as the personality and attitude that the author conveys
Tone: the attitude or emotion expressed by an author in a particular piece of writing
Did you know?
The tone of your voice can actually indicate how you're feeling. Studies have found that people can detect subtle variations in the pitch of someone's voice to determine if they're feeling happy, angry, sad, or scared. Your voice is unique! Like a fingerprint, no two people have the same voice. Even identical twins have different voice patterns. The average speaking voice can be heard in a range of about 20 to 20,000 Hertz (Hz). Human ears can detect frequencies up to about 20,000 Hz, which is why higher-pitched voices are easier to hear.
Work together in pairs: What is one way that you can use your mood, voice, and tone to create a positive environment when communicating with others?
How does the author's use of mood, voice, and tone impact your understanding of the story?
Work together in pairs: What is one way you can use mood, voice, and tone to make your writing more interesting?
Brain break: Draw a dinosaur eating a slice of pizza while listening to a boombox
What is the definition of mood in literature?
- The perspective from which the story is told
- The atmosphere or emotional feeling created by a piece of writing
- The main idea or message of a literary work
Which of the following is an example of active voice?
- A letter has been written.
- She wrote a letter.
- A letter was written by her.
What does tone refer to in writing?
- The author's attitude towards the subject matter
- The pace and rhythm of a piece
- The sequence of events in a story
Which sentence below best represents an optimistic tone?
- Failure is inevitable.
- Life is full of hardships and disappointments.
- Everything will work out for the best.
In which sentence below does the author use a formal tone?
- Please accept my sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.
- Hey, sorry about that! It won't happen again.
- My bad. Didn't mean to mess things up.