Saturday, January 21, 2012

How important are sensory details? Part 4...TOUCH

Sensory details can make the difference between reading a story and experiencing it.  Using the correct identifiers for descriptions, can make words burst off the pages.
This post is divided into five parts, allowing each of the senses to take center stage.

TOUCH
abrasive
blunt, braided, bristly, brittle, bubbly, bumpy, burning
chalky, cloth, clumpy, coarse, cold, cool, cottony, cushiony,
damp, dull, dusty, dry
feathery, foamy, frayed, frosty, frothy, furry, fuzzy
gelled, glassy, gnarled, gooey, greasy, gritty, grooved
hairy, hard, hot
jagged, jellied
knobby, knotted
lacey, leathery, limp, lumpy
nonporous
oily
pleated, plush, pointy, porous, powdery, prickly, puffy, pulpy
raised, ribbed, ripped, rippled, rocky, rough, rubbery
sandy, satiny, sharp, shredded, silky, slick, slimy, slippery, slivered, smooth, soggy, splintered, spongy, sticky, stitched, stiff, stubbly, suede, sudsy, swollen
tacky, tarry, tattered, thick, thin, treaded, torn
velvety, vinyl
warm, watery, waxy, wet, wiry, wooly, woven, wrinkly



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