TEXTURE THESAURUS

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HELPFUL TIP:

Textures are an excellent way to bring readers deeper into the scene. As you freshly describe textures found in the setting, readers will be reminded of their own past experiences. Used in conjunction with colors and patterns or shapes, the object associated with this texture can become easier to imagine, especially when dealing with something abstract.
COMPARISONS:

NATURAL:
Fish teeth
Thorns
Cacti
Cockle burrs
Thistles
Holly leaves
Prickly pear leaves
Burdock
Porcupine spines
Sea urchins
A Venus fly trap
Agave
A sting ray's tail
Leaves on a date palm
An aloe vera plant

MAN-MADE:
Barbed wire fences
Serrated knives and swords
Wrought iron fences
Weather vanes
Arrowheads
Fish hooks
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