When it comes to situational examples, sometimes it’s easier to define what you’re looking for.
For example, do you watch a movie that sends shivers down your spine…or one that makes you laugh? There is a clear difference in situation.
But what if you are studying literature or poetry? Assessing “conditions” can be tricky.
We’ll explain what context is, why it’s important, and how you can create grammatical context in your writing. Then we’ll look at different styles presented in literature, poetry, and pop culture.
Let’s get started!
Description of effects
Mood, in writing, is the feeling the writer wants the reader to get. You can think of it as the “feeling” of the job. The situation will not be uniform throughout the entire area – and can change suddenly.
The situation is created through many different literary devices and techniques, especially descriptions, images, and dialogue. It requires careful control through the text and both the big picture of the work as a whole and at the level of sentences and words, with careful use of emotional words, well-chosen examples, and others.
Why is Context Important in Writing?
To understand why situations are so critical to writing, you need to think about why we read fiction (and poetry) at all. Ultimately, we want to make an impact. We may want to be excited, excited, curious, or even scared.
The use of context means that writers can:
Empower the reader
By creating a strong impression, the author draws the reader into the story, making it impossible to stop turning the pages. They will think about the characters and what happens to them, because of what the author makes them think.
Create an unforgettable story that will stay with the reader long after it’s finished
Readers won’t remember the twists and turns of the plot, or even the names of all the characters…but they will remember how the book made them feel.
Follow or even break common conventions
This can be dangerous, as if the writer doesn’t get it right, the story can fail. But by creating an unexpected situation – such as a funny, silly situation for a high fantasy or a dark, negative situation for a story that seems light on the surface – the writer can draw people Reading requires something different.
Improve other aspects of their work
Perhaps the subtle mood of the heart will be very different from the events of the novel, making the writer’s message about social problems more. Or maybe, heartbreak and silly situations will make the conversation and the plot more interesting.
How to create context in writing: 3 useful tips
What if you want to create a good mood on your own paper? You can:
1. Select a description when writing a description
When explaining the setting, it’s easy to get carried away with telling the reader everything.
But to create a strong impression, you need to focus on a few details. Here’s an example from Erin Morgenstern’s introduction Night Circusimmediately evokes a mystical state, plus something like a dream:
The high tents were striped with white and black, no gold and crimson to be seen. There is no color, save for the neighboring trees and grass of the surrounding gardens. black and white stripes on a gray sky; innumerable tents of various shapes and sizes, with great well-constructed fences covering them from the colorless earth.
2. Create a good rhythm for your sentences
Short, casual sentences create a different mood than long, relaxed ones. This is the beginning of Jim Butcher’s Storm, Dresden newspaper original file. Short sentences create tension, anticipation, and establish the tone of Harry Dresden’s story.
I heard the messenger arrive at my office door, half an hour earlier than usual. It didn’t sound right. His steps fell more heavily, jauntily, and he was dry. A new man. He made his way to the door of my office, and was silent for a moment. Then he laughed.
3. Use images, illustrations, and metaphors
Careful use of imagery, including metaphors and metaphors, can be a powerful tool in enhancing a situation. Nick Hornby does this very well in the opening opening of How to be good:
‘This one. Always sailing. The Jew. The bad air. All this… poison.’
Oh. That one. It felt like the poison was seeping into our marriage from the roof, and he wanted to fix it.‘
Examples of Influences from Literature, Poetry, and Pop Culture
Let’s look at some definitions of mood, from literature, poetry, and pop culture.
Examples of Situations in Books
Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens (1837)
Sometimes, when there are some questions that are more interesting than the parishioner who was neglected in turning the bed, or accidentally died while taking a bath – although the last accident is Scarcity, anything that comes close. washing unusual things on the farm – the jury will take it into their heads to ask disturbing questions, or the church will refuse to put their signatures on the complaint. But the evidence of the surgeon, and the evidence of the beadle who examined these instruments were not strong; the former is one who always opens the body and finds nothing in it (which may be true), and the latter swears whatever the parish wants; which is very self-respecting.
On the surface, the tone of this passage is unfair and uninteresting and humorous.
However, this is very different in this case: children are severely neglected, even killed, in the local branch offices.
Brighton Rock, Graham Greene (1938)
[Hale] showed the crowd his face as he endlessly crossed it, like a twisted wire, two by two, each with an air of mind and determined gaiety. […] With great work and great patience, they took out the seeds of happiness during the long day: this sun, this music, the cars of the small cars, the spirit train that watered between the shiny bones. below the moving aquarium, a tree of Brighton rock, and a paper sailor’s hat.
The conditions here are not pleasant, as we can expect from a sunny holiday by the sea.
Instead, it’s ugly and ugly – and something that makes it even worse (note the “laughing skeleton” and the example of “like a twisted wire”) .
On Chesil Beach, Ian McEwan (2007)
They had just sat down to dinner in a small room on the first floor of a Georgian house. In the next room, visible through the open door, are four narrow beds, the curtains of which are surprisingly clean and well-stretched, as will be expected. -say it is not a human hand. Edward didn’t say he’d never been in a hotel before, while Florence, after so many trips as a child with her father, was an old hand. In general, they have a good spirit.
There has been a hint, in these lines from the first page, of something that haunts and even disturbs the atmosphere of On Chesil Beach.
The definition of bed is not good, and the careful choice of words – especially “in full” – causes controversy.
Examples of Mood in Poetry
A Break Through the Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost (1923)
The trees are beautiful, dark and deep.
But I have a promise to keep,
And many miles to go before I sleep,
And many kilometers to go before I sleep.
These closing lines of Frost’s poem evoke a sense of longing – “those trees are beautiful, dark and deep” – but also of resolution (“a promise to keep”).
As I Rise, Maya Angelou (1978)
You can write me in history
With your bitter lies, twisted;
You can trample me in the dirt
But still, like dust, I will rise.
An uplifting, spiritual, exhausting mood appears in these lines – and in this poem by Maya Angelou.
If, Rudyard Kipling (1910)
If you can keep your head when everything is about you
Losing what they blame you for;
If you can trust yourself when everyone doubts you,
But also admit to having doubts
The famous poem by Rudyard Kipling is very popular, in part because of the inspiring, inspiring – although difficult – situation it creates.
Examples of Mood in Pop Culture
One of Us Lies (TV)
For most of this video, the students are bored, frustrated, and a little offended – but for the viewer, the best mood is curiosity: so much to say that we don’t have the full details. for him. There is a dramatic scene change from the 5:18 mark onwards.
Ethel & Ernest, Raymond Briggs (1998)
Raymond Briggs’s novel about his parents’ marriage and his upbringing is funny, not too emotional but he is interested in life in Britain from the 1930s – 1970s, both in conversation and in pictures.
The tone in this clip is very matter-of-fact (“Oh, Mirabel didn’t get one”) and funny in many ways (“maybe your gift is in denial”) – but there is also something touching. body and sadness about it. No gift of Mirabel.
Status vs. Speak up
It’s easy to confuse mood and tone, but these are two different concepts.
Feelings is how the author wants the reader to feel, as a result of reading (or watching) their work. The mood of the piece can be funny, sad, shocking, happy, indifferent, curious, and so on.
Speak up is how the author – or, in fiction, the narrator – views their subject. This is often closely related to the position of the page – but can be stopped.
Using Contextual Examples to Make Your Writing Deeper (& Readable)
The next time you read, pay attention to how you feel.
Are you drawn to the book because of the atmosphere it inspires?
You may also want to pay attention to your physical reactions: stories can make your heart race, or make you laugh – or cry.
Are you ready to move on?
Look closely at the pieces we used as examples to see how the author carefully builds, sustains and changes the context of the page. List the specific words, phrases and sentences that work to build the scene. That way, you will gain a deeper understanding of how emotions work in writing.