Mood is the emotional atmosphere or feeling that a work of literature creates for the reader. It is often created through the use of descriptive language, setting, tone, and imagery, and can be used to convey a wide range of emotions, from joy and excitement to fear and despair. The mood of a work of literature can be crucial in creating a sense of engagement and immersion for the reader, and can help to establish the tone and theme of the work.
Examples of mood:
The mood in Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven,” is dark and ominous, with the use of vivid sensory details and a foreboding sense of dread.
In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby,” the mood is decadent and dreamlike, with a sense of longing and nostalgia for a lost era.
“The Road” by Cormac McCarthy creates a mood that is bleak, desolate, and desperate.
In Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s “One Hundred Years of Solitude,” the mood is magical and surreal.
2 thoughts on “Mood”
I think mood shows up in Shakespeare; The taming of the shrew.
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.