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Mood vs. Tone. Mood vs. Tone What ’ s the difference?. Tone: The author ’ s attitude towards what he is writing about. Mood: The emotions the reader feels. Usually a result of the author ’ s tone, however not always the same.

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Mood vs tone

Mood vs. Tone


Mood vs tone what s the difference

Mood vs. ToneWhat’s the difference?

  • Tone: The author’s attitude towards what he is writing about.

  • Mood: The emotions the reader feels. Usually a result of the author’s tone, however not always the same.

    • One piece of literature can evoke several moods among readers based on the reader’s own experience.


For example

For Example…

  • Imagine you are a normal teenager like Ronny:


Mood vs tone

  • and to win the love of fair Alexandra you decide to write a love note…


Tone depends on the author

Tone = Depends on the Author

  • The TONE of his letter is romantic because that is his attitude toward this subject.

I love her!


However the letter could evoke several different moods based on alexandra s experiences

However, the letter could evoke several different moods based on Alexandra’s experiences:

Disgust! Outrage!

Romance! Intrigue!


So remember tone is the author s attitude and mood is the feeling of the reader

So remember, tone is the author’s attitude and mood is the feeling of the reader

  • TONE=AUTHOR

  • MOOD=READER


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