The fire crackled, painting shadows on the wall.

Meaning: This sentence means the fire was making a snapping sound and creating dark areas on the wall.

Choice of Words: Fire is a burning mass of material, crackled means to make a sharp, snapping sound, and painting is the act of creating art with paint. Shadows are dark areas where light is blocked, and wall is a structure that separates two areas.

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