Mentor Sentence: His teeth ripped into the flesh of her throat as his claws shredded the once pristine skin of her arms.
Vivid Verbs: ripped and shredded
Vivid verbs help the reader picture what is happening in the sentence. The vivid verbs make it more exciting and interesting. The author could have said bit or dug, but that would have been boring.
What you need:
1. 2 Example Sentences
2. Explanation for each.
Sentence #1: Jonathan grappled with the rope, eliciting gasps of pain and panic.
Vivid verbs: grappled and eliciting
** These are vivid because I could have just said "held onto", but because I used grappled, I let the reader know that Jonathan was struggling. I used eliciting instead of "letting out" because it connects the two things happening in the sentence. Grappling with the rope is making Jonathan gasp in pain and panic.
Sentence #2: The street lamps illuminated the path for her.
Illuminated is more vivid than lit up. It has a hint of being mystical where "lit up" doesn't.