Using Fresh Language
You can use a word in a surprising way to make readers stop and notice.
Something unexpected! A lot of times you’ll find yourself personifying something!
“…then chasing after the iceman’s wagon, tiny winter on wheels, begging for chips of shaved ice.”
- Eileen Spinelli (Summerbath, Winterbath, 2001)
“The ocean licked the shoreline with waves of foam.”
“She acts like summer and walks like rain…She listens like spring and she talks like June.”
- Train (from the song Drops of Jupiter)