Mood

Mood is the feeling that the reader gets from the writing.

Examples

Positive:

Happy

Cheerful

Passionate

Optimistic

Humorous

Thoughtful


Negative:

Angry

Apprehensive

Depressing

Tense

Serious

Mood vs Tone

Mood and tone are very similar, so it is very easy to confuse the two. However, they are two separate parts of literature so you have to know the difference.

​Tone is the attitude the author has toward the subject they are writing about. Mood is the way the reader interprets the writing.

A slideshow that defines the difference between Tone and Mood.