Describing the sun   5 comments

Today I’m going to upload a short post on how to describe the sun.

The full chapter can be viewed in PDF by clicking here: DESCRIBING THE SUN

In the meantime, the shortened version is underneath:


There are no hard and fast rules on how to do this but I hope the advice is of some help. When describing the sun, there are 3 simple ways to do it.

These are the shape using a metaphor, the reflection and a colour. Then you are using an ‘artist’s eye’ in order to portray the sun and its beams in a different way. We will start with 5 metaphors for the shape.

5 metaphors for the shape:

1. … a fiery ball in the sky.

2. … a glowing medallion in the sky.

3. … a golden globe in the sky.

4. … God’s morning star(i.e the sunrise).

5. … the celestial fireball in the sky.

These are just some examples of possible metaphors to be used. The next step is to apply the reflection of the sun to the metaphors. The best 5 are probably:

1. blazing

2. flaming

3. glowing

4. shining

5. scorching.

Now 5 colours relating to yellow or gold may be used. Some interesting ones are:

1. honeycomb-yellow

2. oregold-yellow

3. saffron-yellow

4. yolk-yellow

5. waxmelt-yellow

All the techniques can then be joined into a short paragraph in order to make your writing more effective. Underneath is the finished product:

I walked through the forest. The sun above me was blazing like Titan’s fiery wheel in the sky. It was a-dazzle with splendour and it was a soul-swelling experience. Between gaps in the forest’s canopy, lances of its molten-gold beams splashed onto the floor. In places, the dead leaves seemed to be a-fire with an inner glow.


These are just some quick samples on how to make your writing more effective using a simple formula. Hopefully, it will be of help to you.

For much more of the above, please check out my book Writing with Stardust by clicking on any of the book covers underneath.









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5 responses to “Describing the sun

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  1. Best of the best
    Thank you for helping

  2. Really help me with my work and improved my english describing skills! Thx!

  3. Hi John:
    You are very welcome and I’m delighted that it helped you with your English. Cheers for now. Thanks.

  4. if you are sun,what is the best definition you can describe?

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