Rotondaro Back Road Analysis

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Authors use mood to make the reader feel a certain way while reading the text. The short stories “Back Roads” by Vinnie Rotondaro is about 2 friends that are traveling from New York City and take the backroads because they are more beautiful. “A Winter's Drive” by ReadWorks is about a man taking a trip across the US Canada border to go to the house he grew up in to get his hockey cards. When the author of a text describes in detail the setting of the text it makes the mood even more superior.
The mood in “Back Roads” is joyful because of the setting the short story is taking place in. “The sun was clear white that day and shining down hard. It was almost spring.” (Rotondaro 1) In the short story the author describes the setting and makes the
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¨It was raining ice¨ (ReadWorks 1) When the author says it's raining ice it makes the reader feel gloomy because it must be cold outside. When he finally arrives in Canada the conditions get even worse and makes the reader feel even more gloomy. ¨The windshield wipers had stopped swinging from one to another¨ (ReadWorks 15). The mood in ¨A Winter's Drive¨ is gloomy because of the setting.
The mood in both short stories are very different. In ¨Back Roads¨ the mood is joyful because of the setting. In ¨A Winter's Drive¨ the mood is gloomy because of the setting and the author's word choice. If the setting was sunny and clear in a warm area the mood would have been more joyful and pleased in ¨A Winter's Drive¨. If the setting in ¨Back Roads¨ was a cold and cloudy area the mood would be more upsetting and gloomy.
When the author of a text describes in detail the setting of the text it makes the mood even more superior. Both authors of the short stories describes the detail of the setting extremely well which made the reader feel like they are in the story. The authors used their tone to have the reader feel a certain

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