Imagery, Diction, and mood

Imagery, Diction, and mood

IMAGERY, DICTION, AND MOOD C R E AT I N G A N E F F E C T F O R T H E A U D I E N C E

CREATE THIS CHART IN YOUR READER/WRITER NOTEBOOK:

IMAGERY Vivid description Uses five senses - details of touch, taste, smell, sight, and

sound DICTION Specific word choice

DENOTATION the words actual definition CONNOTATION the feeling the word has (can be positive, negative, or neutral) NUANCE the subtle difference in word meaning

Example: happy and overjoyed MOOD The FEELING the READER gets

from a certain passage or piece. MARY POPPINS #1

MARY POPPINS #2 HOW DO AUTHORS USE

IMAGERY AND DICTION TO CREATE A MOOD? APPLYING IT TO LITERATURE

You are going to read a poem entitled Ithaka. Pay close attention to the images and words the author uses to convey his

idea.

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