100 ‘PULSE’ WORDS
|calamine||elf light||splendour||monk hum||stardust|
These words are some of the most beautiful and resonant in the English language. Each one should have the effect of improving a passage of writing. A lot of them are phonoaesthetic, which means they have a quality of sound that appeals to people. That is why Tolkien, Edgar Allen Poe, Japanese, Italians and Spanish people amongst others all love the word: CELLAR DOOR. The fact that it is two words didn’t seem to concern them!
My own personal favourite is frazil-silver. Frazil is the archaic term for the ice crystals tumbling down a mountain stream. If there’s a better image out there than frazil-silver ice crystals cascading down a cold, birthstone-blue mountain stream, I would love to hear about it! ‘Eunoia’ is the next best. It means ‘beautiful thinking’. I hope you enjoyed the words. Write with stardust.
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