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Sensory Details Start with close physical or mental observation Use details to bring the object, event, person alive Try a comparison Use other senses (not just sight)
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Using Sensory Details “A great block of ice got settled in my belly and kept melting there slowly all day long. It was a special kind of ice. It kept melting, sending trickles of ice water all up and down my veins, but it never got less. Sometimes it hardened and seemed to expand until I felt my guts were going to come spilling out or that I
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One Dominant Impression— Overall Mood or Feeling Select and express sensory perceptions Impression may be identified or left unnamed Avoid temptation to string together a chain of adjectives Eliminate unnecessary adjectives Replace adjectives with details
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Creating a Dominant Impression
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Unformatted text preview: “ They wore each other like a pair of socks. He was at her house, she was at his. Everywhere they went—to the mall, to the game, to movies and shops and the classes that structured their days like a new kind of chronology—their fingers were entwined, their shoulders touching, their hips Vantage Point Fixed Vantage Point Moving Vantage Point Report only what could be seen from person on the Selection of Details Effective description depends as much on exclusion as inclusion Don’t pack in every possible detail Select details that point toward the intended mood Arrangement of Details Have clear pattern of organization to guide reader and fulfill purpose Spatial Arrangement Central Event to Sidelines or Vice Versa Time Sequence...
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