Tone and mood are two literary elements that help create the main idea of a story. Tone is the attitude conveyed in a piece of writing through the use of language. It can be serious, humorous, sarcastic, sad, etc. It is the author’s attitude towards a topic or character. Mood on the other hand, is the atmosphere of a piece of writing. It is the overall feeling or emotion that is created by the author’s descriptions and word choice. It can be dark, light, suspenseful, mysterious, etc. It affects the reader’s feelings and is created by the author’s descriptions, dialogue, and word choice.