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Descriptive paragraph

Descriptive Paragraphs and tips on writing one!

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Descriptive paragraph

  1. 1. 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 described.
  2. 2. STRUCTURE Paragraph (each bullet point equals 1-3 sentences) 0 Topic Sentence 0 Supporting Detail 0 Supporting Detail 0 Supporting Detail 0 Conclusion
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Sensory Details Sight Smell Feeling/ Touch Sound Use your senses To help you write Description
  5. 5. 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 understandable way.
  6. 6. How to Write a Descriptive Paragraph? 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.
  7. 7. Writing a Descriptive Paragraph 0 Make sure to choose a meaningful person, place, or thing. - 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 describing. - 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.
  8. 8. 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 tastes. 0 Describe how the moment or item feels. -As you continue writing your paragraph, write a sentence or two about how the experience feels.
  9. 9. 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 normally expect.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. 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 Tower.