When describing nature, a writer should seize upon small details, arranging them so that the reader will see an image in his mind after he closes his eyes. For instance: you will capture the truth of a moonlit night if you’ll write that a gleam like starlight shone from the pieces of a broken bottle, and then the dark, plump shadow of a dog or wolf appeared. You will bring life to nature only if you don’t shrink from similes that liken its activities to those of humankind.

Anton Chekhov Quotes (Author of Selected Stories of Anton Chekhov). (2020). Retrieved 29 January 2020, from https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/5031025.Anton_Chekhov

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