MOOD is the atmosphere that evokes a certain emotion or feeling from the audience. Ask yourself: What is the author trying to communicate? Example: Edgar Allen Poe writes moods that tend to be gloomy, horrific, and desperate.
Example of Mood A feeling of love. A feeling of doom. A feeling of fear. A feeling of pride. An atmosphere of chaos. An atmosphere of peace.
How to Achieve Mood andMeaning How to Achieve Mood and Meaning You should be able to establish mood or purpose by examining: images, dialogue, setting, plot. choice of words, and the punctuation marks chosen.
Words That DescribeMood Fanciful Gloomy Melancholy Sentimental Frightening Happy Mysterious Sorrowful Frustrating Suspenseful Romantic Joyful
"Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world." -Frankenstein "Oh! No mortal could support the horror of that countenance. A mummy again endued with animation could not be so hideous as that wretch. I had gazed on him while unfinished; he was ugly then; but when those muscles and joints were rendered capable of motion, it became a thing such as even Dante could not have conceived." - Frankenstein "Heres much to do with hate, but more with love," – Romeo and Juliet
Tone Tone is the author’s attitude toward his subject. Tone is created by word choice, especially word connotations.
What is an author’s tone?Tone indicates the writer’s attitude. Often an authors tone is described by adjectives, such as: cynical, depressed, sympathetic, cheerful, outraged, positive, angry, sarcastic, prayerful, ironic, solemn, vindictive, intense, excited.