Atmosphere


Definition:
The emotional mood created by the entirety of literary work, established partly by the setting and partly by the author’s choice of objects that are described. Even such elements as a description of weather can contribute to the atmosphere. Frequently, atmosphere foreshadows events. See mood.

Examples:
1. A cool and peaceful night.
-This picture has a relaxing atmosphere.
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2. A gloomy night.
-This picture gives the feeling that something scary might happen.
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3. A bright and sunny day.
-The picture gives the feeling that everything is good.
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