Let Rebecca McClanahan guide you through an inspiring examination of description in its many forms. With her thoughtful instruction and engaging exercises, you'll learn to develop your senses and powers of observation to uncover the rich, evocative words that accurately portray your mind's images. McClanahan includes dozens of descriptive passages written by master poets and authors to illuminate the process. She also teaches you how to weave writing together using description as a unifying thread.
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What Is Description?
The Eye of the Beholder
From Eye to World The Description
The Nose and Mouth and Hand and Ear of the Beholder
Figuratively Speaking A Perception of Resemblances
Bringing Characters to Life Through Description
The Eye of the Teller How Point of View Affects Description
The Story Takes Its Place Descriptions of Setting
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abstract action active adjectives Aristotle attention beautiful begin Bread Loaf Writers calls chapter character's cliche color concrete create describe descriptions of setting effective emotion essay Eudora Welty evoke feel fictional dream figurative language figures of speech first-person narrator flashback focus freemartin Gift of Stones girl hair hand hear images imaginative eye inner John Gardner landscape lives look main character Margaret Maron memory metaphor mind mother move narrator's neocortex never nonfiction novel objective narrator omniscient narrator Once painting peripheral narrator person phrase picture plot point of view prose qualities reader reveal rhythms scene scription sense sensory detail sentence shape simile smell Sometimes sound Stanley Kunitz story or poem story's strong verbs suggest symbol synesthesia taste technique telling theme things third-person narrator tion tive tone trying verbs visual voice window woman words write a description
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