Authors will often use sensory details and imagery to create a specific mood.
Often authors will utilize repetition of words or rythmic language to add to the atmosphere.
Adjective and Adverbs
Using words that describe thoughts, feelings, and actions of characters can aid in evoking a certain feeling or atmosphere.
- _During the holidays, my mother's house glittered decorations and hummed with preparations. We ate cookies and drank cider while we helped her wrap bright packages and trim the tree. We felt warm and excited, listening to Christmas carols and even singing along sometimes. We would tease each other about our terrible voices and then sing even louder.
- After New Year's, the time came to put all the decorations away and settle in for the long, cold winter. The house seemed to sigh as we boxed up its finery. The tree was dry and brittle, and now waited forlornly by the side of the road to be picked up.
Passages taken from: "Styles, Tone, & Mood"--The Reading Spot