TEXTURE THESAURUS
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When texture is used in storytelling, it magnifies the reader’s sensory experience, drawing him or her into the scene. This thesaurus provides natural and man-made comparisons that readers will recognize; when used in a story, they can trigger a reader’s memories of that same texture, thereby creating strong connections between the fictional story and the real life of the reader.

BARBED

BUMPY

COLD

CRACKLED

CRUMBLY

CRUSTY

DRY

FOAMY

FUZZY

GRITTY

HOT

PITTED

POWDERY

PRICKLY

SERRATED

SLIMY

SMOOTH

SPONGY

SQUISHY

STICKY

WRINKLY

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