End of holiday challenge

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“As Mr Gonthier sat down in front of his computer, he slowly realised that after two weeks of celebrations and present giving the holiday had come to an end. Gazing absent-mindedly into his garden, he could see the rain falling down, wet, muddy grass and cold wind; his heart sank…”

What mood does the author create in this short extract?
What do we call this technique which uses the weather and outside atmosphere to create feelings within characters?

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2 responses »

  1. i think i remember this… is it Pathetic fallacy? I think the mood he creates is a sad and dull mood mr Gonthier must of been in grief and in melancholy.

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