Mood

Definition:
The literary device ‘mood’ refers to a definitive stance the author adopts in shaping a specific emotional perspective towards the subject of the literary work. It refers to the mental and emotional disposition of the author towards the subject, which in turn lends a particular character or atmosphere to the work. The final tone achieved thus is instrumental in evoking specific, appropriate responses from the reader.

Example:
In Erich Segal’s Love Story, the relationship of the two protagonists is handled with such beauty, delicateness and sensitivity that the reader is compelled to feel the trials and tribulations of the characters.

8 thoughts on “Mood”

  1. Can we say that the mood of the poem is happy(?) if when we red the poem it makes us feel that it is a happy poem(?) if so, when i explain i shuld quote some lines in the poem to explain how the poem makes me think the mood is happy(?)

  2. I always connect it to the phrase ‘creating a mood’. Mood is using words and descriptions to give people certain feelings or vibes. It’s like a type of persuasion that works more to lure you into a part of a story than to make you take sides in an argument.

  3. I believe mood is used to help people feel better if they have low self esteem but mood can be romantic like Romeo and Juliette their mood was romantic and Jack and Jill their mood was determined.

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