I suggest not.Hi! So, is the word "shades" correctly used in this text?
"She let herself flow in a current of different shades of emotions; affection, lust, selfishness, happiness, sorrow, passion, excitement, regret, love..."
Thanks in advance!
Ah, you want it both ways. All of the emotions, each in all of its possible shades.Uh...I think this is quite a poetic way of writing it.
Shades as is used here means to me different varieties of emotions, even when those emotions are very dissimilar.
Can't you have shades of different levels of one emotion as well as feeling shades of a whole lot of different emotions all at once?
I think you can. I can be sad and angry at the same time. That means I'm caught in a current of strong emotions that are different but possible nonetheless.
Even the word current goes nicely with the word flow.