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Hi, I am studying Norman McCaig's Hotel Room.

Do you know what the difference between mood/tone/atmosphere is?
I need to write about each for an essay but i cant tell the difference - like, how does he creates tone/mood/atmosphere and how are they different?

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(Original post by tryingtolearn94)
Hi, I am studying Norman McCaig's Hotel Room.

Do you know what the difference between mood/tone/atmosphere is?
I need to write about each for an essay but i cant tell the difference - like, how does he creates tone/mood/atmosphere and how are they different?

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You've identified the fact that all those things mean the same The tone is more related to why the poem is there, what the poet is trying to achieve. Are they critical? Praising? Reflective?

The mood and atmosphere are basically the same thing. Does the writing convey a sense of danger? Menace? Hope? Look at characterization, how are the characters described? Is he complimentary? Then look at symbolism; the connotations of words.
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off the top of my head, he wants to tell us that New York is not such as magnificant is it first appears. When night falls, the city changes into a more dealy place. This idea is reinforced by the wild western image that indicated how bad the crime is like. I hope that helps, even if a little.

the theme of the American Dream is what you should focus on... At one point the panam skyscraper was the tallest building in the world. Could it be that Americans want to be the best?
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