‘V’ is for vivid/vividly: Graphic account of something, a clear-cut picture in words.
It is amazing to find some people expressing an event or incident so vividly that the entire scene turns into a large painting in words that entrenches itself like a grand image in your mind’s eye. So much so that one feels as if, one was present at the scene. Undoubtedly, some people are endowed with an enviable descriptive quality. For fiction writers to articulate numerous incidents in their characters’ lives or narration of the natural setting of a scene in vivid language, so absorbs the reader that he in a way, along with the writer becomes an integral part of the writer’s journey.
I know a woman who is in her eighties but her power of recounting incidents of her past life is astounding and her narration makes the things come alive with vivid imagery. Furthermore, her energy to repeat this exercise is incomparable. She only needs listeners to attend to her endless tales. If one has time to spare, she is the one to go to.
For journalists covering events good or bad, to possess this ability is essential. A clear account lends credibility to the news and induces the reader to go through the complete news item.
Sometimes under the garb of giving a realistic picture, some fiction writers go too far as to resort to obscenity to titillate the reader. In rape or physical assault cases, the defendant’s counsel many times purposely asks for such graphic details to make the victim feel humiliated and confused.
This apart, the word ‘vivid’ describes the intensity of colors around us. The glistening natural objects in sunshine especially flowers, the skyline after rain, the vivid colors of a painter’s creation and the brightly painted artisan’s products all present a colorful picture entrancing in its vividness.
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