PHYSICAL FEATURE THESAURUS

CHIN



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HELPFUL TIP:

One trick to writing fresh emotional responses is to focus on different parts of the body. Think carefully about the character’s exact emotions in the scene and how the body might shift or move in response. Vividly describing the colors, shapes, or textures in the character's environment can also bring the scene to life for readers.
DESCRIPTORS AND KEY ELEMENTS:
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COMMON ACTIONS AND ALTERNATIVE WORDS TO DENOTE THEM:
Shake: quiver, quaver, tremble, wobble
Other Things Chins Do: jut, gesture, point, lift, lower, recede

EMOTIONS AND RELATED GESTURES:
  • In times of anger, people will often grind their teeth or clamp their jaws, making the chin appear “hard”. When a chin is jutting out, it will often look stronger or more prominent.
  • The most obvious indicator of sadness is crying; when someone is near tears, the chin will quiver or tremble. The person will often drop the chin down to the chest, cover the chin, or rub it in an effort to hold back tears or keep other people from noticing.

SIMILE AND METAPHOR EXAMPLES:
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CLICHÉS TO AVOID:
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BODY DESCRIPTION NOTES:
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