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Writing to Describe: Sensuous Imagery

Writers often use description in an attempt to allow their readers to imagine characters, moods and settings.

One way of making these descriptions effective is by appealing to the readers' senses. Your readers should be able to see, feel and taste the world you are describing.

Sensual imagery is an excellent way of bringing your writing to life.


Visual details are probably the most important, especially now when we all watch a lot of films and television. A writer should aim at creating a kind of film of images running through a text, so that their readers can imagine themselves there.


Without sounds, your film of images would be a silent one. Details of sounds can…


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