Concept: Words Relating Touch
What is Sensory Detail?
- Sensory details use the five senses (sight, touch, sound, taste, and smell) to add to the depth of details of the writing sensory details are very effective.
- Sensory details act as powerful and memorable because they allow the reader to feel, see, hear, smell, taste, and touch words.
- Sensory details are often adjectives, they can also take the form of verbs and adverbs.
How Sensory Language Relates to the Five Senses?
- Sensory language is word or phrases which gives more information to the five senses and describe what we see, hear, taste, smell and feel.
- Verbs and adjectives are the most commonly used parts of speech in text.
- It is important to relate the sensory words to the purpose of the text.
- Make connections, visualize what you are reading, and experience things that you have not experienced in real life.
How to Identify Words While Reading?
- Hunt for sensory words of touch which are often textures.
- Touch words describe the texture of how something feels. These words usually describe how certain items feel to the character. can also describe emotional feelings. For instance, hot soup, straight road.
Sensory Words Relating Touch and Taste
|Chilled||She drank the chilled lemonade on the hot summer day.|
|Creamy||The fruit custard was creamy and delicious.|
|Feathery||The coat was feathery and warm.|
|Bumpy||The shortcut was a bad idea it gave a bumpy road|
|Chilly||The climate gets chilly after the evening.|
|Creepy||The haunted street looks creepy.|
|Fluffy||My new dog is so fluffy just like candy floss.|
|Silky||Her hair is long and silky.|
|Soft||I felt a soft breeze on my skin.|
|Warm||His new sweatshirt was warm and soft .|
|Tickling||She tickled my feet with a soft feather.|
|Sticky||The fresh paint was still sticky.|
|Prickly||The old mattress was hard and prickly.|
Usage of Sensory Words in the PassageWhen reading a passage always mark the words that give you details about your senses. These words can be used when you want to describe similar things.
Read the passage and observe the coloured sensory words.
Towards four 'o'clock in the morning, Charles, wrapped up in his cloak, set out for towards his village on his horse. Still sleepy from the warmth of his bed, he let himself to sleep by the quiet sound of his running horse. When it stopped of its own in front of holes surrounded with thorns near the furrows, Charles awoke with a start, suddenly remembered his broken leg, and tried to call to mind all the fractures the doctor had told him about. The rain had stopped, it was dawn and first rays of the sun were visible. On the branches of the leafless trees, birds roosted without moving, their little feathers bristling in the cold morning wind . The flat country stretched as far as the eye could see, and the group of trees round the farms at long intervals seemed like dark violet stains on the cast grey surface.
Charles from time to time opened his eyes, his mind grew weary, and, sleep coming upon him, he soon fell asleep wherein, his recent sensations blending with memories. He was dreaming about the time he had gone on a trip with his family. The warm smell of porridge remained with the fresh odour of dew; he heard the horse neigh and the crackling sound of the wood burning in the camp fire. The morning went by with Charles deep in sleep. Soon, it was noon and the heat woke him up.
The hot, July sun beat relentlessly down, casting an orange glare over the farm buildings, the fields, the pond. Even the usually cool green mountains bordering the pond was near. Charles sun-baked backs ached for relief. He quickly pulled off his sweaty clothes and jumped into the pond, but the warm water only surprised him, and he soon climbed back onto the muddy bank. His thirsty throat wanted something like a cool strawberry ice, or a tall frosted glass of lemonade. Charles put on his shirt and damp jeans and sat on the horse again.
- Adding too many descriptive words is confusing for the reader as to what exactly they are supposed to imagine minds.
- Add only powerful adjectives and avoid using unnecessary words in the writing.
The tiny, furry, fluffy, soft puppy made my day.
The tiny, cute puppy made my day.