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.