Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

How does the author create an ominous mood in chapter 11?

Ominous -portending evil or harm; foreboding; threatening; inauspicious: an ominous bank of dark clouds.

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The chapter begins with the words of a song beginning "Roll of thunder/hear my cry" which Mr. Morrison sings at the thunder. It is dark outside and a storm is moving in. This is both ominous and a little bit of foreshadowing.