Trends in Literature
Earth Abides Analysis: Italicized Segments
GROUP WORK: Get into your groups and analyze the italicized passages in chapter ________.
Third Person Omniscient point of view: The narrator may know everything.
Third Person Objective point of view: the narrator may be only able to report on what is seen and heard.
Third Person Limited point of view: the narrator may be able to see the thoughts and feelings of only one character and not the others.
Mood: The feeling created in the reader by a literary work or passage. The way the reader feels when reading a story.
Tone: The author’s emotional attitude towards the characters or the story. For instance, the author may not like the characters, and may make fun of them in a subtle way. Tone is different from mood because it describes how the author feels about the characters, whereas mood describes how the reader feels when reading the story.