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see moodmood
or mode,
in verb inflection, the forms of a verb that indicate its manner of doing or being. In English the forms are called indicative (for direct statement or question or to express an uncertain condition, e.g.
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Their textbook is divided into thirty extensive and ambitious chapters which cover everything from the alphabet to the optative mood. In each chapter, they present a summary of the content, definitions for key grammatical terms, an extensive vocabulary list of about thirty words per chapter (over 950 words in total), a discussion of key concepts, an extensive section of paradigms, and a summary of the concepts.
This mode may be regarded as the literary and stylistic counterpart of the optative mood in Ancient Greek and Sanskrit, which is a specific verb form reserved in these languages for the expression of wishes or desires.
And surely Jarvis is right to stress that Wordsworth's strongest poetic moments de-exclude the middle between indicative and optative mood, or between description and prayer.