A Powerful Verb is when you use a synonym to make your writing more descriptive and exciting.
When using the word walk in a sentence try using trod, paced, sashayed, skulked or stamped.
One way to make verbs more interesting is to use nouns. Some nouns are very descriptive like stunk! This tells the reader something is really smelly.
His aftershave was too strong, it stunk.
She wormed her way out of the crowd.
Powerful Verbs are used in poetry to be more descriptive, using them can make a sentence more interesting.
Why don't you try writing a poem using metaphors and enter it into one of our poetry competitions.
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