What is a descriptive paragraph?
0 A descriptive paragraph is a paragraph that
describes a person, place or thing.
0 Using this description allows the reader to form
a better mental image of the whatever is being
What are some examples of Sensory
details in a paragraph?
0 Sensory detail in a paragraph could include, for
example, a description of the sound of heavy boots
hitting the floor of the hallway as a person walks.
0 This illustrates the paragraph with sound, evoking
the sensation of hearing.
Use your senses
To help you write
What is a descriptive word?
0 Descriptive words modify verbs and nouns.
0 These words serve to help explain a certain place
or situation in a more engaging and easily
How to Write a Descriptive
0 Descriptive paragraphs include details that appeal
to the five senses: sight, taste, touch, smell, and
hearing. In a descriptive paragraph, the writer
must convey information that appeals to all
the senses, in order to give the best possible
description to the reader.
Writing a Descriptive
0 Make sure to choose a meaningful person, place,
- Before you begin your paragraph, you have to be sure
to pick something that is worth describing.
0 Introduce the person, place, or thing you are
- If you want to get the reader's attention, then you
should let him or her know what you're describing as
soon as possible instead of leaving them guessing.
0 Engage your reader's sense of sight.
- You can start with what the reader can see and appeal
to his or her sense of sight to help introduce the object.
0 Describe smells and tastes if you can.
-Think about how you can describe the topic, scene, or
moment to the reader in terms of how it smells and
0 Describe how the moment or item feels.
-As you continue writing your paragraph, write a
sentence or two about how the experience feels.
0 Describe how your subject sounds.
- What can you hear? Is there a deafening silence? If
there is a buzzing sound, avoid simply saying "All of a
sudden I heard a loud buzzing sound", rather "I jerked
as all of the sudden I heard an undefinable buzzing
sound, so loud I put my hands over my face and ears.
0 Make unique observations.
-When you're describing something, give your readers
an image, feeling, smell, or sight that they wouldn't
0 Include some figurative language.
-Using other effective writing techniques to top off your
paragraph will make it all that more appealing and
evocative. If you include all these elements in your
paragraph, your reader will be able to fully experience
and appreciate your writing.
0 Wrap it up.
-Though you don't need to have a neat concluding
sentence for this creative paragraph, you'll need to end
the paragraph in some way to remind readers of what
you had described and to leave a lasting idea of the
person, place, or thing in their minds.
Breakfast of Heartburn
Recently, I had a breakfast at the White Tower that
disappointed my stomach.
The only reason I went there to begin with is that it was
convenient for me. I walked in half awake after a very long
night of partying and ordered coffee. The waitress then
brought me a menu which was dominated by high prices.
The only thing I could afford was a breakfast special. I
ordered that and a glass of grapefruit juice. When I received
the meal, after what seemed like an hour, it did not appeal to
me the way it did on the menu. The eggs looked different
from what I am used to seeing. They looked small and
funny as though they had come from a dying chicken. The
shriveled bacon contained mass quantities of fat and grease.
The glass of juice seemed as big as my thumb nail, so I drank
it in one gulp. Finally came the hashbrowns, which at least
looked edible. Shortly after eating them, however, I got
heartburn. I then decided to leave without paying my bill,
which was $4.29. I also decided never again to eat at White