Thursday, May 5, 2011

Establishing Mood

...And now for something completely different...

American freshmen everywhere are studying for the End of Course Test. Today, my English Lit classes were reviewing certain literary terms, and I asked this question:

me: How might an author establish mood in a story?

(possible answers might include things having to do with setting, tone, etc.)

student: Oh, I don't know-- light some candles, throw some rose petals around...

Sometimes, freshmen are very, very funny people.