Imagery, Adjectives, and VerbsA Lesson by Sonya
All fall into the same lesson because imagery is nothing without them.
Everyone knows the more detailed the picture, the more real it may feel.
"The girl had long, blonde hair and blue eyes." I'm not sure about you, but I think of a Barbie doll reading that little sentence.
"The girl's hair was a dusky sandy, very dirty blonde. Coming down to her frail hips, twirling like a jungle, but not messy and frizzy. Her bangs hid subtle, soft blue eyes. More like an azul, but distant and wide."
"...twirling like a jungle..." an example of similies. Those will help so much. Instead of: "Her hair was a dark black" use "Her hair was like the night sky. Flawless, and clouded by an alluring darkness."
Now, for the tricky stuff.
ADJECTIVES: Words that describe.
Falling back to the previous sentences, adjectives give that extra zip that a story deserves. Which sounds better?
A) Bad. or
Choosing B or C means you passed. ALWAYS use bigger words than like fun, cute, or love.
Try different, more livelier words such as Intriguing, adorable, or adore.
VERBS: Words describing actions.
Run? WEAK! How about: Trot, gallop, scurry, there are so more options than just "run" to use.
Said? DEAD! Use: Whisper, barked, hissed, cried. Make the speaker's tone clear my friend.
Of course, I'm sorry to say, that I can't explain every little bit, but if you have any further questions, feel free to message me! :)
Added on January 8, 2010
Last Updated on January 8, 2010
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