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DESCRIPTIVE ESSAYS

* A description essay turns you into a creative artist. The pen transforms into a magic paintbrush which paints a capturing picture of the described object. In your description essay you may depict some place, event, and person, anything that is significant to you and will be interesting to the readers. Basically you are free to describe anything you want. Just do it well. You will hardly need doing any research (though sometimes it may be necessary) to write a descriptive essay. You can write about something from your point of you.

* How to write a descriptive essay?

Writing a descriptive essay requires a strong accent on the observation and the descriptions provided by the author. The facts in this type of essay can be just the background of the vivid experiences presented by the writer. It is crucial to focus strictly on the subject of description. It can be:

 A certain experience

 A special memory

 An interesting place

 One person

 A thing/object

* A descriptive essay uses the senses to describe something to the reader. It uses the senses such as smell, hear, taste, or feel. It is more than telling a person something. It uses words to write a verbal picture. It does not just tell the reader about an object, but the words describe what the writer wants to show. Using nouns it allows the reader to see. Using verbs gives them the sense of feeling. A descriptive essay may be objective or even subjective. The writer uses tone, diction, and attitude to get the message to the reader. The purpose of a descriptive essay is to get specific and concrete details to the reader about an object or place. A standard descriptive essays outline is concentrated on the senses and based on the delivery of the author's experience through the following means:

 Taste

 Smell

 Sight

 Sound

 Touch

* Features:

A good descriptive essay has to:

1. Give a vivid perception of the subject of description

2. Include all the smallest important possible details

3. Deliver the emotional background of the described subject

4. Indicate the author's emotional response caused by the subject

5. Eliminate every single irrelevant detail

6. Gradually

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