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Descriptive writing

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Descriptive writing

  1. 1. Writing to describe!Jo Hart – June 2012Descriptive writing!Vivid!Colourful!Detailed!
  2. 2. Writing to describe!Jo Hart – June 2012Using sensory information – what the reader can:SeeHearTasteFeelSmellto create a picture with words
  3. 3. Writing to describe!Jo Hart – June 2012“This fire burned vigorously with atall, roaring flame funneled upwardsby the incoming breeze. The heatwas intense and the smoke dark andacrid, stinging the eyes and forminga sombre backcloth to the brightglowing flames.”Find the sensory details – what is:SeenHeardTastedFeltSmeltActivity!
  4. 4. Writing to describe!Jo Hart – June 2012Descriptive text is found in:Literature eg novels, travel writing;Poetry, lyrics;Persuasive texts eg publicity, advertising;And other types of writing.
  5. 5. Writing to describe!Jo Hart – June 2012The sky is orangeThe Autumn sun sinks lowerStark black trees glowerThis Haiku (based on the image) is descriptive:
  6. 6. Writing to describe!Jo Hart – June 2012Haiku are one of the text types that you maychoose to create for personal purposes.

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