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:
Calla lily flowers
Waves
Water currents
Flickering flames
Smoke
Sand dunes
A meandering stream or river
Heat waves
Tidal mega ripples
A ridgeline
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SYNONYMS:
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