Prewriting for the Descriptive Essay In the prewriting phase of descriptive essay writing, students should take time to think about who or what they want to describe and why. Do they want to write about a person of significance in their lives, or an object or place that holds meaning? The person could be a grandparent, the object, a favorite toy, and the place, a tree house.
Once a topic is chosen, students should spend time thinking about the qualities they want to describe. Brainstorm about all the details associated with the topic. Even when not writing about a place, reflect on the surroundings.
Where is the object located? Where does the person live? Consider not just physical characteristics, but also what memories, feelings, and ideas the subject evokes. Plan the focus of each paragraph and create an outline that puts these details into a logical sequence.
Drafting a Descriptive Essay When creating the initial draft of a descriptive essay, follow the outline, but remember, the goal is to give the reader a rich experience of the subject. One of the best ways to show is to involve all of the senses—not just sight, but also hearing, touch, smell, and taste.
Write so the reader will see the sunset, hear the song, smell the flowers, taste the pie, or feel the touch of a hand. Use descriptive and figurative language, as well as concrete images to describe the subject. Similes and metaphors work well. Here are some examples:.
You may use them if you wish, but give cred I, myself, was confused, One minute the bullets were raining holy hell down on us in a never-ending bombardment, and the next, nothing. No movement, no bullets, no wind, no people. It's like they just vanished, or were never there to begin with. A fog was rolling in, throwing us all into despair; we couldn't fight if we couldn't see. The fog was dense, so thick you'd need a knife to cut through it. We knew, though, that we were not alone.
Shadowy figures were steadily moving closer, their mangled, horrific forms visible enough to send fear punching through our guts. And then suddenly, we were being mobbed, bullets pelting us, slaughtering us like sheep whilst we weren't expecting it.
As Chad Reed pulled into the pits, you could tell just by looking at him that this had been a grueling race. His boots, resting comfortably on the foot pegs, were a mess of muddy brown dirt, bright white plastic and black buckles. His riding pants were soaked and covered with mud on the front, while the back remained a brilliant white and blue.
His chest protector seemed to have kept most of the mud off of his blue and white jersey, although his sleeves had turned the same swampy brown color as his bike. His helmet, still on his head, was a greasy smeary brown, save for the thin line of white and blue where his goggle strap had been. Although his body looked beaten, his eyes, peering through the helmet, seemed relaxed and happy. He had just won a very long and very tiring race. The much advertised meteor show this summer was a memory ot behold.
The air was crisp and cool. I did not even feel a hint of a breeze on my skin as I lie on my back in the darkness. The warm temperature of the water against the cooler air created a drifting airy fog that whispered over the lake.
Darkness enveloped the sky as only a slight curve of the moon shone in the night; consequently, this made the perfect stage for the breathtaking view of twinkling stars.
In the still of the night many galaxies glittered from the depths of the sky as I felt hypnotically drawn into the mesmorizing show above me. Broad irregular bands of light from the Milky Way stretched across the sky while the big and little dipper shined brightly. As predicted, the meteor show began with various sized meteors cascading to the earth's atmosphere about every fifteen to thirty seconds.
Shots of light, followed by orange and white mist, describes the presence of the meteors. The panoramic view made it possible to witness several meteors at a time while marveling at each one. An event like this may only happen once in a lifetime, so I will cherish this moment and it will remain as one of my fondest memories. In front of me on the table sat a beautiful pure white bowl, simplistic in design, hiding a decadent surprise inside.
In the bowl was hidden something that was not so pure, however, the irresistible indulgence was worth every calorie that I knew it contained. As I looked inside I saw on the bottom of the bowl a hot, tender brownie loaded with macadamia nuts. I knew from past experience that the nuts had a creamy and smooth texture, almost like white chocolate. On top of the brownie were two firmly packed scoops of ice cream, laying side by side, each one a different flavor. The scoop on the right was a rich vanilla, flecked with dark specks of vanilla bean.
The scoop on the left was a dark, smooth, bittersweet chocolate. The scoops were just starting to melt tiny rivers of melted cream down the sides of the hot brownie, pooling on the bottom of the pure white bowl. These scoops of ice cream were draped with a sumptuous, rich, hot fudge sauce. Topping the luscious sauce was an ample dollop of whipped cream that was in perfect contrast to the dense, almost too rich dessert below.
The whipped cream was topped with a shower of chocolate sprinkles and finely chopped walnuts. What finally completed this wonderful creation was a perfect maraschino cherry, its red juice sending tiny streams down the whole mountain of dessert delight. The contrast of colors, textures and flavors in this dessert appealed to every part of my senses. I could not wait to eat it. My eight year old son, Joshua, stands out in a crowd of children because of his distinctive appearance and gentle manner.
The first thing I notice when I look at him is his size. He stands at shoulder height next to me; indeed, he is a head taller than other children his age, and is definitely stronger. His weight is a hefty pounds; without a doubt, he weighs forty pounds more than other children in his grade level.
Recently, my husband signed him up for flag football, where he was told: His eyes are pale blue, and his eyebrows blond; in fact, white, in contrast with his red hair. His lips are full and somewhat feminine, and his newly-grown permanent teeth, which appear large alongside his remaining baby teeth, have a wide gap.
His shoulders are broad, his chest juts out, and his belly is plump. His forearms are bulky, and will someday be powerful, yet his wrists retain the same creases he has had since he was a ten pound newborn. When we hold hands, his hands feel nearly as large as mine, and are unexpectedly soft. His legs are sturdy and strong, and his knees are covered with fresh scrapes and purple bruises, received while skateboarding and biking. His feet are size 6 and wide; therefore, too wide for slip-on tennis shoes.
Despite his appearance, Joshua is unexpectedly sensitive and caring; in fact, he still likes to sit on my lap, an awkward feat for me. He likes to open doors for me, tend his little brother, and help me grocery shop.
From head to toe he is a contradiction; although he is only eight years old, he is big and strong, while loving and gentle, and that makes him stand out from other children, at least in my eyes. At the entrance of the ruins, large palm frond trees stand lush and tall with wild life resting on its branches.
In the middle of this miniature rain forest is a dirt path leading towards a hand built stone wall ten feet tall. While walking through the passage built in the wall, on the right, at the top of the wall sat a large, brown and green hued iguana.
Just past this great wall of protection is a field of green grass overlooking the ruin's. To the left is a small court yard bordered by a stone wall leading to the agua blue, warm ocean a few hundred yards away.
In personal writing you create the effect you want by describing events, feelings and atmosphere. Describing a piece of text In the Standard Grade Writing Exam some options use the word "describe" as the main instruction word.
A good descriptive paragraph is like a window into another world. Through the use of careful examples or details, an author can conjure a scene that vividly describes a person, place, or thing. The best descriptive writing appeals to all five senses―smell, sight, taste, touch, and hearing―and is found in both fiction and nonfiction.
Jack Plows 10SH 2ND Draft Descriptive Coursework read more. The above preview is unformatted text This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Writing to Inform, Explain and Describe section. YOU ARE READING. Descriptive Writing Random. Each chapter is going to consist of a piece of descriptive writing from my school English book. (My friend told me to post them) Some of them are homeworks, and some of them are drafts to GCSE coachoutleta.cfs: 5.
Writers use the descriptive essay to create a vivid picture of a person, place, or thing. Unlike a narrative essay, which reveals meaning through a personal story, the purpose of a descriptive essay is to reveal the meaning of a subject through detailed, sensory observation. A short piece of descriptive writing about a post apocalypse world. Add to library 1 Discussion 2 Browse more Fanfiction Harry Potter Fantasy The Cry of Reminiscence.