SHAPE THESAURUS

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HELPFUL TIP:

Shape is one of the most essential ingredients of description, and using a comparison with a common object (either man-made or within nature) can be a strong way to 'show' and utilize word economy. Sometimes the shape of something can have symbolic meaning, but even if it does not, describing important objects in the setting helps readers see the landscape and feel more part of the scene.
COMPARISONS:

NATURAL:
A heart
Blossoms from a bleeding heart plant
Clover leaves
Strawberries
Galešnjak, a heart-shaped island in Croatia
A barn owl's face
Chestnuts
The anthurium flower
The lime tree leaf
Cherries
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PRACTICAL EXAMPLES:
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