• Mood in Literature 

    A mood is a feeling or a person's specific state of mind at any particular time. A mood is also the prevailing emotion found not only in people but also in literature, music, and other expressive arts. Moods set the overall tone for speech or writing and are an important element in literature as well as in everyday life.

    Common Moods

    Positive Mood Examples Negative Mood Examples  
    • Amused
    • Blissful
    • Calm
    • Cheerful
    • Content
    • Dreamy
    • Ecstatic
    • Energetic
    • Excited
    • Flirty
    • Giddy
    • Good
    • Happy
    • Joyful
    • Loving
    • Mellow
    • Optimistic
    • Peaceful
    • Silly
    • Sympathetic
    • Angry
    • Annoyed
    • Apathetic
    • Bad
    • Cranky
    • Depressed
    • Envious
    • Frustrated
    • Gloomy
    • Grumpy
    • Guilty
    • Indifferent
    • Irritated
    • Mad
    • Melancholy
    • Pessimistic
    • Rejected
    • Restless
    • Sad
    • Stressed
    • Weird
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    A mood is less specific than an emotion or feeling, less intense and less likely to be triggered by a particular action or event. Moods can described as being either positive or negative.

    Positive Mood Examples: