Descriptive

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Which of the following is the most effective piece of description?

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Which of the following is the most effective piece of description?

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Which of the following is the most effective piece of description?

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Which of the following is the most effective piece of description?

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Which of the following is the most effective piece of description?

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Which of the following is the most effective piece of description?

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Which of the following is the most effective piece of description?

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Which of the following is the most effective piece of description?

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A cold wind swept down from the moor and set us shivering. Somewhere there, on that desolate plain, was lurking a fiendish man, hiding in a burrow like a wild beast, his heart full of malignancy against the whole race which had cast him out. It needed but this to complete the grim suggestiveness of the barren waste, the chilling wind, and the darkening sky.

Which word best describes the mood the writer is trying to create in this description?

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He looked and smelt like Autumn’s very brother, his face being sunburnt to wheat colour, his eyes blue as cornflowers, his sleeves and leggings dyed with fruit-stains, his hands clammy with the sweet juice of apples, and everywhere about him the atmosphere of cider which brings such a fascination to those who have been born and bred among the orchards.

Which of the following best explains why this is such an effective description?