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Unlikely use of body parts

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Unlikely use of body parts

A description of a character's action, commonly sensory, that is would be highly unlikely if taken literally. These can usually be turned into more feasible activities by changing the body part into a more sense-noun, such as changing "eyes" to "gaze". For example, "He raked her graceful figure with his eyes," or "His eyes traversed the horizon seeking the first appearance of enemy fighters." (Source: Fritz Freiheit) (e)

Some common offenders

  • eyes
  • ears

Examples

  • his eyes went to the horizon
  • his eyes fell on her breasts

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