SETTING THESAURUS

PARADE



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Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
Crowds of people lining the streets, waving flags, holding signs, and standing shoulder to shoulder
Parents seated in lawn chairs with their families or standing with children on their shoulders 
Groups of kids piled into truck beds for a better view
Police cars or fire trucks driving at the head of the parade
Balloons and steamers
Glittery floats decorated for a special theme (Fourth of July, Christmas, fall fairs, etc.)
Uniformed marching bands
Antique trucks and cars with glimmering chrome
Horse-drawn wagons or carriages
Convertibles containing people of interest (politicians, celebrities, beauty queens) who wave to the crowd
Fireworks
Confetti
Glitzy costumes
Flags being waved back and forth 
Banners and signs on all the vehicles
People riding on horseback
Pacers in costume responsible for keeping their section of the parade moving in a timely fashion
Dance troops, cheerleaders, acrobats, clowns, military personnel, and people on stilts
Policemen standing guard
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