SETTING THESAURUS

WATERFALL



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HELPFUL TIP:

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:
A frothy cascade of water falling into a pool
Rocky outcroppings and clinging vines
Algae and moss
Slippery rocks
Lush grasses, plants, and flowers with shiny leaves and foliage
Mist rising into the air
Water spraying as it smashes into rocks
Rainbows shimmering at the edge of one’s vision
Ripples in the water
Droplets on leaves and branches
Trees clinging to cliffs and draping over the pool
Butterflies, flies, dragonflies, mosquitoes, and other insects flitting about
Birds flying and swooping
Animals drinking from the pool
The shimmer of darting fish underwater
Sunbaked rocks
Soft beds of grass
Tourists swimming or taking pictures
Sand and shale at the bottom of the pool
Multicolored pebbles at the shoreline
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PEOPLE COMMONLY FOUND IN THIS SETTING:
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RELATED SETTINGS THAT MAY TIE IN WITH THIS ONE:
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