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WJEC English Literature 'Mood and Atmosphere' questions help

Hello,

I've got my WJEC English Literature exam on Of Mice and Men and poetry tomorrow. Regarding the 'what atmosphere and mood and portrayed in this extract' style questions, what are some good words to use to describe the atmosphere and mood?

At the moment all I've been using are dramatic and tense really, so I'm hoping someone could give me a list adjectives that fit a variety of extracts. I'm thinking along the lines of words such as 'sensitive', 'awkward' and 'pessimistic' etc.

Thanks, hopefully this will help mine and your revision!
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Anyone, please help?
Original post by Eldronyx
Hello,

I've got my WJEC English Literature exam on Of Mice and Men and poetry tomorrow. Regarding the 'what atmosphere and mood and portrayed in this extract' style questions, what are some good words to use to describe the atmosphere and mood?

At the moment all I've been using are dramatic and tense really, so I'm hoping someone could give me a list adjectives that fit a variety of extracts. I'm thinking along the lines of words such as 'sensitive', 'awkward' and 'pessimistic' etc.

Thanks, hopefully this will help mine and your revision!

im 7 years late but ive got the same question lol
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Original post by bossmancalon
Original post by Eldronyx
Hello,

I've got my WJEC English Literature exam on Of Mice and Men and poetry tomorrow. Regarding the 'what atmosphere and mood and portrayed in this extract' style questions, what are some good words to use to describe the atmosphere and mood?

At the moment all I've been using are dramatic and tense really, so I'm hoping someone could give me a list adjectives that fit a variety of extracts. I'm thinking along the lines of words such as 'sensitive', 'awkward' and 'pessimistic' etc.

Thanks, hopefully this will help mine and your revision!

im 7 years late but ive got the same question lol


also 7 years late but I've got you lad
Atmospheric is the big one that I personally like to use
In terms of OMAM I would comment on the plain and starched nature of the bunkhouse--white washed walls, straw mattresses and the sparse lighting and how steinbeck uses the settings to create a social commentary on the treatment of farming workers in this time frame
They like if you bring context into it, so mention 'depression-era' and stuff like that

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