When you are writing a story, essay, critical analysis, poem, or any other sort of paper, you might start to look for a list of adjectives to describe tone and feelings and emotions.
Adjectives: Tone, Feelings and Emotions
Many times the same adjectives are used to express tone, feelings and emotions.
- A tone is an overall sense that you get from some sort of event, work, situation etc.
- Feelings and emotions are very similar; however, emotions tend to refer to that which is not tangible, while feelings tend to be more tangible.
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Tips for Using Adjectives
It can be difficult to find just the right word to describe a tone that is being used or a feeling or an emotion being experienced by someone.
Here are some helpful tips for writers and for teaching adjectives to describe types of feelings which are often rather abstract:
- Pick a few, strong adjectives to use. They are very helpful to get your point across.
- Do not pick a ton of different adjectives to use. The number really depends upon what you are describing. If you start to use too many words, not only are you going to confuse your reader or student, but your writing style is going to quickly become very choppy.
- Do not be afraid to take some time to figure out a situation. For example, you might have to analyze the tone of a short composition. Sit back for awhile and let the words really absorb in.
Hopefully, these tips and the printable list of adjective included above will help you to become a better writer or teacher.