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7. The laughing wind skipped through the village, teasing trees until they danced with anger and cajoling the grass into fighting itself, blade slapping blade, at the silly dog with golfball eyes and flopping, slobbery tongue bounded across the lawn. Tone:__________________ Context Clues:_______________________ Mood:________________________

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  • Context clues are hints that an author gives to help define a difficult or unusual word. The clue may appear within the same sentence as the word to which it refers, or it may follow in a preceding sentence.Tone, in written composition, is an attitude of a writer toward a subject or an audience. Tone is generally conveyed through the choice of words or the viewpoint of a writer on a particular subject. ... The tone can be formal, informal, serious, comic, sarcastic, sad, and cheerful or it may be any other existing attitudes.


    Mood Definition. In literature, mood is a literary element that evokes certain feelings or vibes in readers through words and descriptions. Usually, mood is referred to as the atmosphere of a literary piece, as it creates an emotional situation that surrounds the readers.


    Tone, in written composition, is an attitude of a writer toward a subject or an audience. Tone is generally conveyed through the choice of words or the viewpoint of a writer on a particular subject. ... The tone can be formal, informal, serious, comic, sarcastic, sad, and cheerful or it may be any other existing attitudes.


  • Answer:

    Tone: Informal, lack of seriousness, playful in an irritating and annoying manner. Teasing

    Context clues: Laughing wind: Teasing trees to dance  with anger (sway violently); cajoling the grass by slapping blade against blades (throwing one grass leaves against each other); leaving the silly dog  bounded  across the lawn (helpless dog just glued to the lawn).

    Mood: Setting - country-side, open natural space; diction - crazy and pestering/teasing; theme - the (laughing) wind.

    Explanation:

    Tone: defines the attitude of the author towards the character of his story.

    Context clue: words used to further explain the use of an unknown word use or expression. This could be a synonym, antonym, a definition or specific examples.

    Mood: Can be divided into i. the atmosphere (Setting) created by the author, he evokes in the readers the desired emotions by the use of words (ii tone, iii diction and iv theme)

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