by Richard Koh .
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Syahirah: I feel that descriptive writing is a
writing that describes something in great
detail. Descriptive writing uses a wide
range of vocabulary, not necessarily
flowery language, which appeal to the
physical senses.The details usually appeal
to a reader’s emotional, physical, or
intellectual sensibilities. Descriptive
writing also makes a sentence longer.
Grace: Descriptive Writing is a way of writing
that includes a better and clearer description of
things (whether it is an object, a person or a
scenario), so that the reader will have a better
understanding of the story. It makes use of
different techniques to grab the reader's
attention, such as using the 5 senses to
describe the story and adding similes and
Hui Shi: Descriptive writing is when
things are very vividly described, like
how the people feel, the setting, the
atmosphere etc, so as to let the readers
to be able to imagine the scene clearly.
Descriptive writing normally makes use
of many long bombastic phrases,
metaphors, similes. Descriptive writing
will normally comprise of only
description and not on narratives, hence
it may be longer then other text types.
Chi Sin : I think descriptive writing is one
way of how the writer use his/her writing
skills to project a picture in the readers'
mind so that they can picture or "see"
what is the writing about. I feel that
without descriptive writings, the writer's
work is incomplete as the work would be
as dull as grey and it would not capture
the readers' attention and interest.
Formal letters, expositions and other
type of texts , are based on your opinion,
your knowledge of things... but
descriptive writing is different. We use it,
not because we want to argue about a
point, or tell a story.But we use it to spice
up our stories so that we could bring in
our readers into it. And there is no limit
to what we can write, as long as it is
Afiqah: Personally, I think descriptive
writing is one of the styles of writing a
writer uses to bring his/her readers
closer to the story. In a way, readers
will find themselves actually living the
book instead of just reading it.
Descriptive writing also add colours
and life in the characters and the
world they lived in. Descriptive writing
is normally something from the
author's memories or his/her own
personal imagination. I think the best
descriptive writing is when the author
really brings his/her readers into her
world that they can feel what the
character is seeing, taste what the
character is tasting and basically be
the character. I also think that such
writing need not use bombastic
words as it loses its appeal sooner or
later as such words might not be too
familiar with the readers. There's a lot
of difference between descriptive
writing and other types of writing.
Comparing it with expository writing,
expository writing is much more dull
and factual while descriptive gives
readers a sense of life. Descriptive
writing is normally associated with
narrative and personal recount as
that is what will make a story at its
Lynn: Descriptive writing is when one writes with the intention of
accurately depicting a scene or object.
Yu Ting: I think that descriptive writing is
usually is, like its name suggests, to
describes things, events or people.
However, it is important in descriptive
writing that the readers can feel that
connection to what ever the writer is
describing, and also picture it. Sometimes
descriptive writings can describe feelings
too and it is important for a successful
writer to master this skill.
Revathi: I think descriptive writing is a way
of writing what you see, hear, feel, and
think. It is basically using all your senses
and opening up you mind to the world and
putting it into words. • I think that
descriptive writing is different from other
text types because not only does it bring
new life to a story, it also gives the story a
personal feel. Descriptive writing gives the
reader closure to the author because the
author is writing what they are interpreting
from their senses. And I also think a reader
can learn a lot about the author when
reading one’s descriptive writing. Though
many may argue that some of these
descriptions could’ve been imagined, it
could’ve only been imagined based on the
author’s prior interactions, no? So, in that
way too, you learn more about the author
and the author’s train of thoughts. More
importantly you can learn what kind of a
person the author is. I do believe that
descriptive writing is not only one of the
more fun to write, but also one of the most
fun to read.
Olivia: Descriptive writing is where we
describe different objects, people and
things around us. It helps the reader to
understand the atmosphere/ambience
without having to actually be there in
person. It is different from other
writings styles because we have to use
our five senses to guide the reader.
Marsha: In my opinion, descriptive writing is somewhat vividly describing someone or something to give the reader an idea of what you're describing. Various literary devices such as metaphors and similes can be used as well.
Chengxin: Personally, i feel that descriptive writing is
a way to describe something or someone in a lifelike
manner so as to make the whole story more
interesting. it entails of using different methods of
description, such as using our 5 senses to give
readers an accurate and real impression of that
person or object. Lastly, i feel that descriptive
writing is different from other text types as it
focuses mainly on describing an object or a human,
whereas others may focus on other things.
Qistina: I think descriptive writing is a form
of writing whereby a lot of adjectives,
adverbs or basically describing words are
used to try to enable the reader to imagine
the described object clearly. It basically
uses our 5 senses to try to completely
describe an object and this is different
from other forms of writing because
descriptive writing focuses mainly on
making the reader of the text imagine
clearly and have a deeper understanding
on the object being described.
Alex: Personally, I think descriptive writing is used mostly in the fiction as the reader is transported to a different world where imagination is important. Descriptive writing engages the reader’s senses, therefore making it interesting. It is uncommon in expositions or formal letter as the style may be deemed informal as the content of expositions or formal letters are based on mostly facts, where the reader’s attention is focused on the main points instead of the whole picture.
Gin: To me, descriptive writing is a
creative form of writing that allows the
reader to experience an event simply
through reading. It excites the senses of
the reader, and brings life to the story. It
should be able to allow the reader to
visualize the event and leave a strong
impression as well. I feel that this form
of writing is different and unique
because it does not only dictate facts to
the reader, but also makes use of
various imagery tools to create strong
emotions and feelings within the reader.
Lynn: In my opinion, descriptive writing is writing with the intention of accurately depicting a scene or object.
Descriptive writing usually requires imagery and vivid description of the surroundings. Moreover, descriptive
writing allows for a broader spectrum of topics to be brought up and described and allows for more freedom --
it does not have a strict structure like formal letters.
Jia En : Descriptive Writing is an art of
writing that provides a more distinguished,
detailed and vivid range of words, where
the choice of words are rich in vocabulary,
such as simile or metaphors being used.
Action verbs are used to further enhance
the description and capture the readers'
attention. Descriptive writing has no
particular format like formal letters etc, but
it is best to describe a scenario, person's
features, atmosphere,ambience etc etc in
a chronological order.
Kimberly: In my opinion, I think Descriptive
Writing is a type of writing with the ability
to put images in peoples minds, through
the use of various desciptive and vivid
nouns, adjectives and verbs. It is different
from other texts as we can write
depending on our creativity and
imagination, it can also give impressions
or make the reader feel as what the author
or write wants, it allows more freedom and
gives the reader a certain understanding of
characters and evens, creating a certain
spike in the reader's interest and atention.
An Qi: I feel that descriptive writing is
about how one describes something, using
descriptive words which make the object
vivid and seem to come alive. It is
different from the other text types because
firstly it does not have a structure to
adhere strictly to, and vocabulary words
are very important as it is being used to
describe the object.
Li Ying: I feel that descriptive writing is a type of writing whereby
objects, people, environment etc is being described vividly such that
the reader is able to feel as if he or she is experiencing the event that
is taking place in the story. Furthermore, descriptive writing
emphasises more on the elaboration in terms of appearance and
feelings wise. Finally, these descriptions used are mostly based on
our five senses, allowing readers to actually have a more indepth
view on the character described.
Germaine: I think that descriptive writing is
as simple as describing something to a
certain extent that it will convince someone
of how realistic that object is when being
described. Describing successfully is only
when the audience is able to depict or
imagine the vivid image of the object.
Gladys: I think descriptive writing is how a person brings across what ever he sees feel or knows through words which is written and passed. It entails of adjetives and knowledge of the writer, a story to be told a knowledge to be shared. It difers as it allows the writer to bring across whatever he sees in a veryy clear image to the reader with all the descriptive writig
Karl Ann: I think that descriptive writing is
basically another technique or style of
writing, where the writer describes the
subject with detailed information, for
example the surroundings, atmosphere
and actions. This will give readers a
sense of participation, as if they were
really at the scene.
Yong Fong: Descriptive writing is where the things being described is brought real to the reader, engaging the reader in the story, mood, etc. They are usually done with similies and/or metaphors to compare an event or thing that is there with something that is easily imaginable.
Descriptive writing is a way of describing
something more thoroughly and in depth,
and enticing and drawing the readers in as
a result. It makes the
etc. seem more exciting and interesting. It
comprises of vivd verbs and adjectives, and
appealing to the audiences senses.
Descriptive writing is naturally more
interesting and likeable, as the readers are
able to imagine and picture what is going
on. Thus, many storybooks make use of
descriptive writing so as to draw the
readers in and to keep their attention. It is
different from text types that we have
learnt because in descriptive writing, we
are able to provide more meticulous detail
and add more "flowery" phrases.
Shuhui: Descriptive writing is used to
describe a certain place/people vividly in
detail using phrases and careful choice
of vocabulary. It can help to give the
illusion of showing a reader what a thing
is like. I think descriptive writing is
different from other text types as more
descriptive words are used and it is
usually used in stories rather than in
other text type eg. formal letters.
TingWei: I think descriptive writing is
adding feelings into writing, using the
five senses and making the reader feel
as though she is in the story. The
different techniques like similes and
metaphors can be used. The
descriptions should be able to create a
mental vivid image and strong
emotions in the reader. It is different
from other essay types as it focus more
on vivid descriptions and involves little
Hannah: In my opinion, descriptive writing
is when you describe objects that are
present in a particular place. It tells us
about the objects in that place and its
features. It is different from other essay
types as it is more detailed on the
descriptions of the objects than compared
to a narrative essay, which is more
detailed about the storyline. It can contain
similes or metaphors.
To me, descriptive writing is the vivid
description of an object, person or scene.
Descriptive writing can include the use of
similes and metaphors, and gives the
reader a clear and detailed mental
image of what is being described. Unlike
expositions and formal letters,
descriptive writing does not have a
proper structure to follow. It also does
not have a climax or build up of events,
unlike a narrative essay.
Jannah: I think descriptive
writing is using your five senses
to describe a place, person. For
example, you can use your sight
to describe how someone looks
like or your smell to describe the
fodd you are eating. I think
descriptive writing is different
from other text types because
descriptive writing is not about
telling a story but describing it
so it is clearer.
Wen Hui: In my opinion, I think that
descriptive writing is a form of writing that
allows writer to solely describe about things
or events. For example: Describing a person,
place or thing etc... It can be in the form of
appearance, behavior or even character.
Descriptive writing entails mostly descriptive
words or adjectives (which are words to
describe objects). I guess the content of a
descriptive writing is usually simple as most
events are merely description, not much
elaboration on specific details are included.
By comparing descriptive writing with other
texts, descriptive writing may not have much
of a storyline as compared to a narrative or
letter writing. Additional: Descriptive writing
usually focuses on the five senses- see, smell,
taste, hear and touch. Besides that, it can
also be based on feelings or emotions.
Usually, if the topic is describing a person,
we have to focus on description only instead
of events related to the person. The usage of
similes/ metaphors are also common.
Ezrella : I think that descriptive writing is
describing a certain event, place or person
in detail to beatify it and allow the reader
to conjure up their own image of what the
writer has written. For example, you can
change a sentence from simply saying
"Today is a sunny day" to "The sun filtered
through the curtains and tickled my skin to
wake me from deep slumber". I think that
descriptive writing is very special, different
compared to other styles of writing as it
contains a lot of emotion as well as adding
colours to a simple piece of essay rather
than seeing an essay in a boring,
systematic and monotone manner.
Sharafah : I think Descriptive writing
Yu QI: The purpose of descriptive writing is to make
our readers see, feel, and hear what we have seen,
felt, and heard. Whether we're describing a person,
a place, or a thing, our aim is to reveal a subject
through vivid and carefully selected details.
Descriptive writing entails sensory details, which
appeal to the physical senses, and the details that
appeal to a reeader's emotional, physical, or
Rebecca: I think that descriptive writing is
when one uses a range of words like
metaphors to bring about a more detailed
mental image of the object, person, or
place that is being described to a person.
Isabel: Descriptive writing is probably making use of your five senses to describe something and to make it more detailed and to create a
picture in the person's mind. It should create vivid and original imagery: both mental pictures and emotional feelings. It should also let
the person feel that he or she is actually present there with you and can feel what the narrator is describing. Also, try to use more similies
and metaphors to avoid boring description. Also, make use of irony, symbolism. It is also different from the rest of the text types
because its not just about telling or writing a story, it focuses on more a particular scenario. It also makes use of more "fun" language and
not just narrate and simply bring a point across. I think that descriptive writing is also one of the hardest text types as a strong vocabulary
is needed. Other text types tend to focus more on the points and not so much on describing and explaining the point. However,
descriptive writing can be a part of narrative writing to make it more interesting.
Wei Lynn: Descriptive writing is the use of many different
literary devices such as similes and metaphors, instead of
overusing adjectives and adverbs, to create vivid mental
pictures in the reader’s mind. The use of the 5 senses may aid
in creating more convincing imagery in the reader’s mind.
Descriptive writing is different from other text types as the
main focus is concentrated on the fine details, that assist the
reader to feel as if he or she were personally experiencing the
thing being described, instead of focusing on the plot of the
Rachel: Descriptive writing is the process
of asking questions about a particular
scene using your five senses, before
answering them using similes or
methaphors. However, descriptive
writing is not only just using words to
simple describe a scene - it is also about
giving a deeper insight to the scene. The
author describes the scene so that the
readers are able to understand it better,
such as the explanation as to why
everyone in the scene from A Few Good
Men are wearing uniforms.