Syntax, Diction, Tone, Mood

Syntax, Diction, Tone, Mood

Syntax, Diction, Tone, Mood Syntax Syntax is how words are sequenced to convey meaning. This meaning can be changed by rearranging the same words in a different order (e.g. 'I can run

fast' changes to 'Can I run fast?'). Diction writers choice of words and phrases. Types of Diction: Formal, informal, simple, poetic, monosyllabic, polysyllabic, elevated, etc. Diction will be

effective only when the words you choose are appropriate for the audience and purpose, when they convey your message accurately and comfortably. Tone The attitude of the author toward what he or she is writing about. Judgmental,

cynical, sarcastic, sentimental, nostalgic, angry, bitter Distinguish author from speaker Mood The atmosphere or emotional condition created by the piece. Mood refers to the

general sense or feeling which the reader is supposed to get from the text. Mood does NOT refer to the mood of a character or the author

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