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Have you ever found yourself grasping in vain for that ideal descriptive word lost somewhere within the misty recesses of your vocabulary? Or felt frustrated that an oddly shaped structure or pretty setting you wished to portray in writing didn't quite translate clearly to paper?

If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then The Describer's Dictionaryis exactly the book you need. Open it, and you have not only just the right words but'"bringing them to life'"stellar literary examples of descriptive writing as well.

The Dictionaryconcern itself with the observable, from shapes to buildings to human beings. "Referably" organized, the book uses a handy reverse, definition-to-term format that makes it easy to zero in on the term you're seeking. For example, look up "Noses" to find "aquiline," "leptorrhine," and "snub-nosed." And as an inspiration to any writer'"showing how it's done by the best'"hundreds of colorful and evocative descriptive passages from such diverse authors as Dickens, Darwin, and Updike appear on facing pages, making this a singularly and richly different kind of reference book.

The craft of description lives in literature, conversation, journalism, and personal letters. For help in painting pictures with the English language, The Desciber's Dictionaryis one of the most indispensable reference tools you can own.

Synopsis:

A Treasury of Terms and Literary Quotations

Synopsis:

If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then is exactly the book you need. Open it, and you have not only just the right words but--bringing them to life--stellar literary examples of descriptive writing as well. The concern itself with the observable, from shapes to buildings to human beings. "Referably" organized, the book uses a handy reverse, definition-to-term format that makes it easy to zero in on the term you're seeking. For example, look up "Noses" to find "aquiline," "leptorrhine," and "snub-nosed." And as an inspiration to any writer--showing how it's done by the best--hundreds of colorful and evocative descriptive passages from such diverse authors as Dickens, Darwin, and Updike appear on facing pages, making this a singularly and richly different kind of reference book. The craft of description lives in literature, conversation, journalism, and personal letters. For help in painting pictures with the English language, is one of the most indispensable reference tools you can own.

About the Author

David Grambslives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393312652
Subtitle:
Literary Quotations
Author:
Grambs, David
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Dictionaries
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Dictionaries - Synonyms/Antonyms
Subject:
Description
Subject:
Description (Rhetoric)
Subject:
Dictionaries - General
Subject:
Reference-Synonyms and Antonyms
Subject:
Reference - Dictionaries
Copyright:
Series Volume:
RN-514
Publication Date:
19950817
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.5 x 1 in 0.705 lb

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"Synopsis" by , A Treasury of Terms and Literary Quotations
"Synopsis" by , If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then is exactly the book you need. Open it, and you have not only just the right words but--bringing them to life--stellar literary examples of descriptive writing as well. The concern itself with the observable, from shapes to buildings to human beings. "Referably" organized, the book uses a handy reverse, definition-to-term format that makes it easy to zero in on the term you're seeking. For example, look up "Noses" to find "aquiline," "leptorrhine," and "snub-nosed." And as an inspiration to any writer--showing how it's done by the best--hundreds of colorful and evocative descriptive passages from such diverse authors as Dickens, Darwin, and Updike appear on facing pages, making this a singularly and richly different kind of reference book. The craft of description lives in literature, conversation, journalism, and personal letters. For help in painting pictures with the English language, is one of the most indispensable reference tools you can own.
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