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Posted by on Sunday, September 24, 2006 at 11:25pm.

My teacher says that mood and tone are not the same thing, but I have trouble establishing a difference between the two. How can I tell them apart?



Please re-post if the difference is not clear. It's obvious they're closely related, but not exactly the same thing.


What does tone and mood mean?

Hi. I think that tone is a way of narrating a story. It can be "highly detailed" for example.

But Mood is a feeling that the reader creates towards us. It may be fascinating, interesting etc...

Are you ignorant or are you some kind of weak link that doesn't pay attention in class

Mood is the feeling YOU get while reading. Tone is the way the AUTHOR feels about something.

Tone is the way an author or the narrator feel while writing or narrarating a poem or story. The mood is how you, the audience, feels

  • english- mood/tone - , Sunday, August 26, 2007 at 10:40pm

    sigh so much anger from you all!! Anyways, mood is the atmospheric feeling surrounding the story while tone is the author's/narrator's feeling towards it and how they present it...... Hope that helped!

  • english- mood/tone - , Sunday, September 21, 2008 at 9:00pm

    tks a lot

  • english- mood/tone - , Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at 3:30pm

    mood is what the reader feels when reading while the tone is the feeling that th author is tring to pertray. mood is what you get out of the tone

  • english- mood/tone - , Monday, May 5, 2008 at 5:00pm

    think of tone as the attitude and mood as the atmosphere.

  • english- mood/tone - , Monday, September 15, 2008 at 10:10pm

    tone is the attitude of the writer- imagine how the writer would be talking if s/he were reading aloud.
    The mood is the way the story makes the reader feel. usually, depending on the tone of the writing, it will affect the mood, but not always. If the tone is ironic and understated the mood might be heavy and gloomy.

  • english- mood/tone - , Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at 11:10am

    what are classical examples of mood and tone?

  • english- mood/tone - , Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 3:02pm

    whay is mood and tone

  • english- mood/tone - , Friday, October 24, 2008 at 9:25am

    Mood is what the reader creates in our mind.

    Tone is a way of naratting a story.

  • english- mood/tone - , Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 10:15pm

    well I think that is is what emotion is given from the book or movie ect. It can be romantic horrific, ect.

  • english- mood/tone - , Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at 1:27pm

    Why are you all being suck pricks? If you're not going to answer a question go and do something else- get a life!

  • Teacher of Mark Twain I.S.239 - , Monday, November 24, 2008 at 7:18pm

    You guys are lazy. I'm a teacher and mood is the feeling you get from reading the piece of literature while tone is the way the author feels about the piece of literature.

  • english- mood/tone - , Monday, December 1, 2008 at 11:39am

    Mood is the term used to describe the feeling of a piece of literature. When you read a novel and get a feeling of suspense or mystery, this is the mood you are uncovering.

    Tone is the word used to describe the author’s opinion about the story, character or events. Tone can be found in fiction and non-fiction by looking at the way the author describes things and what words they choose.

  • english- mood/tone - , Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 1:34am

    shut up you pieces of horse poo ill get my friends MR TONE and MR MOOD to knock the constipation out of you

  • english- mood/tone - , Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 9:09pm

    personally i think that all of you are big buttheads, an need a time out. go back to pre-school poopy faes!!!

  • english- mood/tone - , Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 4:12pm

    i like amys answer

  • english- mood/tone - , Monday, October 12, 2009 at 6:45pm


  • english- mood/tone - , Friday, May 7, 2010 at 2:44pm

    wow yall are rude.

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