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What is an Adjective?
An adjective is a word that describes a noun in a sentence.
Examples of Using an Adjective in a Sentence
The box is large.
The shiny penny.
The sun shone bright in the blue sky.
A six-year-old child.
If a group of words containing a subject and verb acts as an adjective, it is called an Adjective Clause.
Example of Using a subject and verb as an adjective
My sister, who is much older than I am, is a writer.
Adjectives are used in poetry to create different effects, either for a reflective description of the noun or to create more drama within a sentence description.
Why don’t you try writing a poem using adjectives and enter it into one of our poetry competitions.
For information on poetry terms other than an adjective visit our poetry glossary – poetry terms.