The flickering flame cast eerie shadows on the wall.

Meaning: This sentence describes a flame that is unsteady and wavering, creating strange and frightening shadows on the wall.

Choice of Words: Flickering refers to the unsteady and wavering movement of the flame. Eerie means causing a feeling of fear or strangeness. Shadows are areas of darkness created by an object blocking light, and cast means to throw or project.

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