Examples of characteristics in a person include being tall, well built, pale, dark haired, loving, sincere, adventurous and mean. Characteristics are grouped into physical characteristics, which are a person's physical features, and character traits, which are aspects of the personality. Each group of characteristics has positive and negative characteristics associated with it.Continue Reading
Each person has many physical characteristics relating to different areas of appearance. A person's build is classified as plump, stocky, buff or skinny. A person's height is usually tall, short or average. Complexion characteristics may refer to a person's skin color, such as tan or olive, or any aspects of their skin that stand out, such as freckles or pimples. Hair characteristics refer to hair color or its texture, such as frizzy or straight.
Character traits are part of a person's personality. Positive traits include optimism, happiness and ambitiousness. Negative traits include dishonesty, cruelty and selfishness. Some traits are related to certain stages of life. For example, playfulness is a common trait of children.
Physical characteristics and character traits can both change significantly with age or conscious effort. For example, being educated is a character trait that a person must seek out. People can also change aspects of their physical appearance through hair coloring or plastic surgery.Learn more about Literary Writing
Examples of successful abstract writing include Sophia Estante's abstract for "Margaret C. Anderson's Little Review" and Amanda Babin's abstract for "Subtype of Autism: Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia," according to Wisc.edu. A list of abstracts from fields such as humanities, social science, hard science and service projects is available from Wisc.edu. The abstracts on the list were written at different points in the research's progress and serve different functions. Some abstracts predict results, while others include almost final results.Full Answer >
Examples of personification include phrases such as, "The flower is dancing in the wind," "The fire swallowed the forest," and "The wind howled in the night." Personification is the act of adding human traits to an inanimate object or non-human animal even though it is impossible for objects to experience human feelings or perform human actions.Full Answer >
Examples of emotive language include adjectives such as crazy, dangerous and jocular, nouns such as thug, aristocrat and crone, and verbs such as manipulate, thrust and abscond. Emotive language uses emotionally-charged words to create an emotional subtext that is stronger than and potentially different from the literal meaning of the words. Emotive language intends to manipulate the reader or listener to adopt a certain feeling or to act as desired.Full Answer >
One example of antimetabole is the famous quote from Socrates who said, "Eat to live, not live to eat." Another example is from Malcolm X, who said, "We didn't land on Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Rock landed on us." Antimetabole is a literary device by which successive phrases are repeated in reverse grammatical order. A short example is "Fair is foul and foul is fair."Full Answer >