Descriptive Phrases on Scenery
Descriptive Phrases on Scenery Sunrise/Sunset - The sun rays glint brightly in the clear waters. - The sunset was glorious, all rosy and salmon-pink. - The sun-lit sky and sea blend perfectly into each other. - The awe-inspiring sun danced in from the horizon. - Dews on the blades of grass sparkled in the sunlight. - The high sunlit clouds drifted across a clear blue sky. - A torch of fire started to light up the darkness around us. - Basking in the golden rays, I hope to have a flattering tan. - The unending bright sky was glorious luminous blue and pink. - The sky was overwhelmed by crimson and amber-tinted clouds. - The sun filtered through the clouds, signaling the end of the rain. - It was a blindingly hot day and the humidity in the air was stifling. - The whole landscape was bathed in the warm glow of the rising sun. - Palm trees swayed to the gentle breeze in the warm tropical sunshine. - The sun and the moon were visible in the clear blue early morning s ky. - The sun shone brilliantly and the water in the pond glittered invitingly. - Windows threw wide in the hope of tempting in a non-existent breeze. - A golden glow spread across the sky as the sun chased the dark clouds away. - As the sun set, the few thin strips of clouds on the horizon turned shimmering gold. - It was a lovely walk, with the sun setting behind the mountain in a sea of liquid gold. - From freezing night, it turned to scorching day as the sun climbed towards its zenith
GOOD PHRASES THAT DESCRIBE EMOTIONS Fear ...frozen with terror... ...a shiver ran down her spine... ...was horrified by ... ..he saw red... ...felt a sense of dread... ...all hairs on her body stood on their ends... ..could feel the impending danger... ..trembling with fear... Happy ...he was ecstatic over ...was over the moon... ...jumping with joy... . ...head was dizzy with delight.... ...elated to ... ...in high spirits... . Angry .......furious over/with... ...fuming mad... ..mind was engulfed by rage.... ..livid with rage... ...boiling mad... ...was heart-rending to see her.... Sad ...felt wretched with grief... ...felt gloomy... ..broke down into tears... ...filled with misery... ...gloomy and depressed.... Shock, ,
...was surprised to... . ...amazed to find... . ..unexpected... . ...astounded... . Embarrassment ..face turned beet red with... ..dig herself a hole and hide.... ..mortified to see... . ..ashamed... ...dragging himself on limply.... ..could not bring herself to meet his eyes....
Tired, ...worn out with fatigue.... ..could not muster up a single ounce of strength any more.... ..dog tired... . ...his body felt as if it was made of lead.... ..limbs felt as if they were chained to iron shackles....
Hungry ..ravenous for... ..feel the stomach twisting and turning in agony.... ..stomach growling... ..as hungry as a wolf... ...famished......flabbergasted... ..wolfed down his food.... ..was astonished... ...feel herself shrivel up into a dried prune... ..stomach was begging for food...
Nervous ...hands felt clammy... . ..butterflies in the-stomach....
...tingling with anxiety/excitement.... ..could hear his heart-throbbing loudly... ...beads of cold sweat were dripping down.... ...pumping with adrenaline...
Pain ..writhing in agony... .. knife was pierced through the heart... ...felt as if he was being pulled over by an invisible thread... ..stabbed forcefully with a blunt knife.... ...filled with agony... ...keel over in gut wrenching pain... ..jittery... ...sharp pain searthrough... ...the pain was excruciating....
Excitement ...sense of pleasure... ...tingling with anxiety/excitement.... Temptation ...could not resist.... ..irresistible... ..unconsciously gravitating towards.... ...swallowed down a gulp and... ....helplessly drawn into /towards....
Pride ...surge of pride well-up... ..chest stuck out proudly.... ...conceited... . ...as proud as a peacock..
Envy ..felt the pain shoot right to his head.... ..green with envy... ..felt a pang of jealousy...
USEFUL PHRASES DESCRIBING WEATHER (a) The sky and clouds: The high sunlit clouds drifted across a clear blue sky. The sky above was full of tumultuous, dark, ragged clouds. A sky of mackerel clouds, crimson and amber-tinted. It was a grey afternoon with a dull sky threatening rain. A cloud, ominous and black, drifted over the mountain and released a sudden shower. (b) Sunrise and sunset:
The sun rose in a pool of crimson and gold, spilling light all over the land and the white clouds. From freezing night, it turned to scorching day as the sun climbed towards its zenith. As the sun set, the few thin strips of clouds on the horizon turned shimmering gold. It was a lovely walk, with the sun setting behind the mountain in a sea of liquid gold. The sunsets have been glorious lately, all rosy and salmon- pink. (c) Lightning and thunder: Thunder came marching from far away with increasing tread. Lightning and thunder raged with fury. A flash of forked lightning and a great clap of thunder came close upon each other. A bolt of lightning tore across the sky and a peal of thunder followed. (d) Wind and rain: The wind was sighing and thrashing in the tree tops and the boughs moaned. The morning was cold and wet with a brisk wind sweeping the rain across the land. A curtain of rain beat down from the heavens. (e) The moon: The moon was abnormally large and it bathed the earth with its luminous glow.
GOOD / BEAUTIFUL WEATHER
1. The sun shone brilliantly and the water in the pond glittered invitingly.
2. The sun filtered through the clouds, signalling the end of the rain.
3. A golden glow spread across the sky as the sun chased the dark clouds away.
3. The whole landscape was bathed in the warm glow of the rising sun.
Palm trees swayed gently in the breeze in the warm tropical sunshine.
Fresh air filled my lungs and I felt refreshed and exhilarated.
breath-taking scenery captivated everyone.
8. The pond was bathed in a golden hue by the gentle sunlight and the water was as clear as crystal.
9. The sunlit clouds drifted across a clear blue sky.
10. The sun rose in a pool of crimson and gold, spilling light all over the land and the white
PHRASES DESCRIBING FEAR 1. blinked sweat from my eyes 2. My heart almost stopped beating 3. His eyes staring in disbelief 4. Wild with fear 5. My stomach turned to ice 6. Frozen to the spot 7. They hurried along the silent alley, as though driven by shuddering fear. 8. Terror held me like a vice-like grip. 9. The torture of my indecision and fear threatened to crush me. 10. Those death-like eyes, devoid of all emotions... 11. Like the cold breath of a grave, her words seemed to cut my very soul. 12. I was strickened into silence. 13. A ghastly whiteness spread over her face.
14. His face a frozen in a glassy stare of horror 15. I stared at the corpse with a grim and shuddering fascination. 16. An uncomfortable premonition of fear pervaded his senses.
WAYS TO START A COMPOSITION To captivate the reader right from the start! 1 – Dialogue “Pete! Where are you?” My mother’s cries penetrated the fire that surrounded me. She was the person I loved most, yet showed it least to. As the reality that I might lose her slowly sank in, memories of the events that led to this flashed through my mind… 2 – A Proverb Blood is thicker than water. There are so many acts of kindness that we so often take for granted and willfully let pass by, but there are few that can surpass the love of a family member… 3 – A Question Have you ever been in a brush with dangerous so perilous you could have lost your life? 4 – A startling fact My reckless actions nearly caused the death of my best friend. I remember it like it was yesterday… 5 – A description The alle y was dark and silent, but it was not dank like I would have expected. An unus ual w armth permeated the place, like as if there were a source of something hopeful and expectant. 6 – A sound “Beep, beep, beep…” The repetitive beeping resounded in my head. I wondered if it was the alarm clock that I so dreaded imprinting itself subconsciously in my head. Still, I ignored the distant signal and carried on with the errand my mother had tasked me. 7 – Complication + Flashback Fear and trepidation seized the crowd. There were hushed whispers and stifled sobs as they dreaded the worst in things to come. It did not help that the victim was in complete hysteria, which fuelled the robber’s arm to tighten around her neck. The knife he wielded got dangerously close to piercing her skin. Thoughts raced through my mind. Oh, how I wish I had not ignored that instinct to inform the police before all this even started… 8 – Outcome + Flashback Paramedics rushed to my side and gingerly lifted me onto the stretcher. It was no where near the ins tant relief I had expected. Instead, the ver y fact that I was about to be transported awa y from the proximit y of my parents, whos e whereabouts were s till unknown, worried me further. It all started like this… 9 – Conclusion + Flashback
Even on the most weary of days, I make it a point to spend time talking to my mother. As she sits on a wheelchair silently and stares ahead of her, something in her eyes tells me that she still recognizes me. I tell her I love her and the words seem to sink in past those glassy eyes, causing her tears to brim past her unflinching pupils. That is all I need. I close my eyes and am instantly transported to the memory of her selfless act of love…