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Descriptive Writing 3S3 by Mind Map: Descriptive Writing 3S3
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Descriptive Writing 3S3

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A descriptive essay is telling a story to the reader, unlike an expository essay which makes use of flair in one's language to allow the reader to gain understanding about something, or a formal/informal letter which makes use of formal language to propose or put forth an idea.

Describing something so that others can feel what we feel too

Describe only what is relevant to helping develop your underlying message

Focuses on one main point and describes it fully

Story flow should be clear and logical

A number of similes and metaphors are used

Do not use excessively otherwise it will detract from the effectiveness of the essay.

To help readers feel as if he or she were actually there, experiencing the thing being described.

How is it different from other text types you have learnt?

No speeches

Past tense is used

Make readers see, feel, and hear what write has seen, felt, and heard and relate to what the writer is trying to portray by making use of descriptive terms and describing every single detail available to let the reader feel like he/she is a part of the story






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Decide if the writing has a special message (controlling idea)

Makes reader feel moved as certain emotions are evoked

Requires our 5 senses to make the story/essay more interesting






Description of a place/setting

What in your opinion is Descriptive Writing

Need to use alot of Descriptive Phrases.

There is a need to use bombastic words in order to score more points in essay writing.

Informal tone

Different ways to start a story

Have a wide range of vocabulary to describe things

What in your opinion is Descriptive Writing?

A form of writing which allow us to express how we want to portray something with the use of words

Revealing a subject through vivid and carefully selected details.

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Should create vivid and original imagery


Showing instead of telling

Using precise vocabulary

Avoiding the overuse of adjectives and adverbs

Original vivid similes and metaphors

Consists of:

Use past tense and avoid present tense

Refers to a clear description of people, places, objects, or events using appropriate details.

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Use of descriptive word and language

makes readers feel as though they are part of the story

Tries to call for the readers' emotions

Makes full use of the five senses:

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What does it entail?

Group 5 What is Descriptive Writing?

What does Descriptive Writing entail?

How is it different from other text types?

Things to make sure when writing a Descriptive Writing.

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Evokes and describes senses

Use of descriptive words

Creates vivid and original imagery

Things to take note of

How it is different from other essay styles

Group 7 - What is descriptive writing?

Focusing on the finer details of an object/thing/situation

Transmitting a mental image of your story

Bringing something to life by carefully choosing and arranging words and phrases to produce the desired effect

Differences with regards to other styles of writing:

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