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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.

Poetry Terms

Adjective Kenning Poetry Slam Rhythm
Alliteration Metaphor Powerful Verbs Simile
Anthology Meter Prose Stanza
Assonance Onomatopoeia Refrain Syllable
Chorus Oxymoron Repetition Synonym
Consonance Personification Rhyme Verb
Envoi Poetry Rhyming Couplet Verse
Envoy      
 
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