Colors, Textures and Shapes Entry: Triangular

Shark’s teeth
Mountain formations
Bird beaks
Funnel cloud
Moth wings/butterfly wings…


Candy corn
Yield signs
The pyramids
Martini glasses
Slices of pie, cake, pizza, etc.
Bikini bottom…

Synonyms: wedge, pennant, quoin, beaked

Describing a shape is best done in as few words as possible. Think of the shape as a camera snap shot–you want to capture the gist of what you mean as soon as possible so you can get on with other related (and more important) detail, and the action happening in the scene

Accurate shape comparisons will streamline your prose, allowing you to describe an object quickly so the reader’s focus stays on the action and events of each scene.

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11 years ago

LOL, Danyelle! Thanks PJ.

Angela, I find candy corn too sweet or something. Or too buttery. I don’t know what it is. I can each a small amount of it, but that’s it.

11 years ago

Your yes and no examples are better than the ‘worst dressed’ and ‘best dressed’ pages!

Next time someone tells me I’m weird becasue I don’t like candy corn, I’m going to quote that line from you blog (just to confuse them)!

PJ Hoover
11 years ago

Makes me want pizza! (Which I did buy this morning at the grocery for tonight).

11 years ago

Wonderful examples, as always. I think it’s time to take a nap when I read “migrating snout”. >.<