a. I spoke to a doctor, tall and handsome.
b. I spoke to a young woman, magnificently dressed.
c. I spoke to the doctor, tall and handsome.
d. I spoke to the young woman, magnificently dressed.
Are the above sentences grammatically correct? Are they natural?
I know that a 'who was' after the comma would make the sentences completely natural, but are they incorrect as they are?
Aren't these sentences somewhat poetic?
Here's some more details on what my thoughts are on this:
The adjectival phrases follow the nouns here. If the nouns were the subjects of the sentences we wouldn't have a problem. We can keep the nouns in the object position and transform the phrases into full relative clauses with 'who was'. Then the sentences would be completely natural. But with the nouns in the object position and without 'who was' the sentences are at least somewhat odd. I think they are on the verge of being incorrect, but I am not sure of that. They might be archaic or poetic. I wouldn't use them in speech or even in writing, but maybe they'd work in a poem.