Course 4—Lecture

LitCourse 4
How to Read: Title & Setting


Purpose of setting—mood

Mood—an atmosphere readers almost feel—can be evoked by the author's choice of setting.

A dark and stormy night—the most cliched of all literary settings—establishes an eerie mood for ghost tales set in spooky mansions. A bright, sunny afternoon could never achieve the foreboding atmosphere the author wants.

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