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Descriptive writing


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Descriptive writing

  1. 2. There are four modes of Writing <ul><li>Narrative </li></ul><ul><li>Descriptive </li></ul><ul><li>Expository </li></ul><ul><li>Persuasive </li></ul><ul><li>We are going to talk about descriptive writing </li></ul>
  2. 3. Definition <ul><li>A description is a picture in words that helps the reader see, hear, taste, smell or feel something that the writer has experienced </li></ul>
  3. 4. You can use language to create a vivid impression for your readers <ul><li>The panda was black with a white face and black ears and round, smudgy black eyes </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>The chocolate cake was delicious! It had soft butter icing which melted in your mouth, and was decorated with red raspberries </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>When we use write a description we must remember to: </li></ul><ul><li>Begin with interesting opening sentences that tell what the description is about </li></ul><ul><li>Include important details about what you are describing </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Put details in time order or in order of importance </li></ul><ul><li>End in a way that wraps up the description </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Descriptive writing focuses on observation and paints for the reader </li></ul><ul><li>That means using words so that they paint a picture for the reader </li></ul>
  8. 9. Use exact vivid words to create a picture in the reader’s mind <ul><li>From a distant it looked like a multi-colouring cloud as we drew nearer it transformed into hundreds of butterflies fluttering in the cool breeze. </li></ul><ul><li>Butterflies in all imaginable colours, blue, pink, red, yellow, purple or magenta </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>You can do this using tools like </li></ul><ul><li>Dictionaries </li></ul><ul><li>Thesaurus etc. </li></ul>
  10. 11. If you want to use word <ul><li>He ran. </li></ul><ul><li>You can replace it with. </li></ul><ul><li>He jogged. </li></ul><ul><li>He fled. </li></ul><ul><li>He sprinted away. </li></ul><ul><li>He stormed off. </li></ul>
  11. 12. Recapitulation <ul><li>1 </li></ul><ul><li>MCQs </li></ul><ul><li>What type of essay we are talking about </li></ul><ul><li>Descriptive </li></ul><ul><li>Narrative </li></ul><ul><li>Persuasive </li></ul>
  12. 13. Recapitulation <ul><li>2 </li></ul><ul><li>Which possible words we can use in the place of ran </li></ul><ul><li>Jogged </li></ul><ul><li>Smiled </li></ul><ul><li>failed </li></ul>
  13. 14. Recapitulation <ul><li>3 </li></ul><ul><li>Descriptive essays means to point a picture with the help of </li></ul><ul><li>Colours </li></ul><ul><li>Words </li></ul><ul><li>Flowers </li></ul>