Samples of descriptive paragraphs:
Sample 1.The sample below is an opening paragraph from a student essay on the
development of entertainment media. In it, she describes TV-watching in her family to make a point about how central TV was as a form of entertainment in the 60’s.
(1) As I was growing...
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.
Each of the five paragraphs below responds, in its...
A little bit about the history of Irish place names. It may come as a surprise, but only a small portion of names comes directly from English language. The big majority of names here are anglicisations of Irish (Gaeilge) names and few names come from Old Norse. The name of Ireland itself comes from the...
in all forms of art to symbolize some kind of fear, unknown thing or place, or a mournful state. Within the world of poetry, the contrast of light and dark can be seen in hundreds of poems, including "We Grow Accustomed to the Dark" by Emily Dickinson and "Acquainted with the Night" by Robert Frost where...
Symbolism Analysis of a Clean, Well-Lighted Place by Ernest Hemmingway
A Clean, Well-Lighted place is a short story by American Author Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway uses his unique writing style to describe a story that starts off with a deaf man sitting in a dark café. The entire story unfolds in the small...
English Descriptive Writing
The intimidating building brought terror through the walls. Moist beds from the children’s room from the endless nights of unnerving thoughts. The house represented nothing else but desperateness and loneliness.
The children will never achieve happiness...
Essay 2 (Descriptive)
I can feel the sun beaming down on my skin, the air blowing through my hair as I ride in my father’s jeep. It is spring break and I am making my way to my safe haven, a place where I can escape from reality and just free my soul...
Descriptive Phrases on Scenery
- The sunset was glorious, all rosy and salmon-pink.
- The sun-lit sky and sea blend perfectly into each other.
- The awe-inspiring sun danced in from the horizon.
- Dews on the blades of grass sparkled in the sunlight.
- The sky was overwhelmed by crimson...
cultural or cosmic, extending from sexual intercourse to the extinction of the species” (Literature of Crisis). Though Rhys’s novel, Voyage in the Dark, does not directly fall into these two categories, it does have several aspects that would give it an element of crisis.
“Jean Rhys’s novel portrays...
| A scene at a concert |
- A n n e H a w t h o r n e
While everyone else seemed to enjoy and move their bodies to the deafeningly loud noise called ‘music’, I couldn’t help but wince at the horrible melody bellowing from the speakers.
The band playing tonight was some sort of...
| A scene at a concert |
- A n i s h a S r i k a r
I was starting to realise that concerts and I were a very bad combination. I had agreed to come here in hopes of actually enjoying it. Except, I was experiencing the exact opposite.
While everyone else seemed to enjoy and move...
A Clean, Well-Lighted Place by Ernest Hemingway
28 years prior to his own death by committing suicide Ernest Hemingway wrote a short story named A Clean, Well-Lighted Place posing as an excerpt from the life of a presumably middle-aged waiter, who has to deal with an elder customer and the reactions...
Right Place, Wrong Face
“Right Place, Wrong Face” by Alton Fitzgerald White is an illustration of the racial prejudices that causes innocent citizens to suffer. This narrative describes the injustice a black man has to suffer when he is victimized because of his racial background and dermal color...
A GATEWAY TO UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS
One of my favourite hotel is Zeytindalı Hotel which is in the village called Çamlibel where thousands of years old olive trees begin to decrease and pine trees begin to cover all over the place. The hotel is fully restored with Stone...
October 27, 2014
A calm wintry night looks like mother nature making a white, cold, fluffy, blanket with every exhale of snowflake-filled breath. It looks more peaceful, more connected, more insulated when snow makes canopies out of trees...
Descriptive final essay
My Favorite Coffee Shop
Fall my favorite time of the year is approaching; I see the leaves turning their vibrant yellow and orange. I hurry across the street to the side walk and gaze into the glass door and see all my regular 7am fellow coffee...
yet different in the fact that they both represent a different environment and setting; Late Ferry takes place on a quiet and soothing harbour in a ferry while in contrast The meatworks takes place in a gruesome and sometimes considered inhumane environment. With the constant use of enjambment Gray effectively...
My nose is overwhelmed with the smell of hairspray, baby powder, and a fruity perfume. There are too many girls in here, all struggling and fighting for a space near the mirror that covers the entire back wall. It’s dim in here, but it’s a good kind of dim, almost calming. The only...
to the sound and rhythm of words.
What is Descriptive Paragraph?
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...
Writing A Descriptive Paragraph
When you write a descriptive paragraph, you need to try to paint a word picture, so the reader receives a clear impression of what you are trying to portray.
The writer uses all five senses in his word pictures. He uses sound, tastes, smells, feelings, and sights...
Starting Point Question
How am I to write a descriptive paper on a third place that doesn’t exist in my everyday life? I work 5 days a week anywhere from 30-36 hours a week. I attend classes at Macomb Community College 3 times a week. Then when I’m not working or at school...
1. After the turf war between SEBI & IRDA, the Govt. wants to tinker the Regulatory Mechanism in the country and that can deprive the Regulators of their autonomy. Put across your views based on your study and observation of financial market.
The ostensible reason for the...
My Most Personal Place
White blank walls, white cold tile floor, tucked in the basement away from my seven other roommates was my new bedroom. The only natural light in the room coming from the window the size of a picture frame. Moving into...
My best friend, a descriptive essay
When I first met Josh I wasn't overly impressed. I had walked into a Hooters restaurant to dine with friends, and sitting at the table that greeted me was Josh. I didn't notice his rugged good...
younger, I used to always go to my grandparents house. Even though they haven't lived in their old house in a while, I will always remember it. It is a place I loved and have many memories in. My grandparent's house was my home away from home. They were very hardworking, caring, and strict and the way their...
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Compare and contrast the descriptive effects achieved in the selection of Tennyson’s poetry you have read
Alfred Tennyson is famous for using a wide range of descriptive styles to emphasise and enrich his poems. His poems often reflect on many of life’s difficulties and how...
16 September 2013
The beach is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Before visiting, I had only been to the four states, which is the stringy grassy fields, the forest of trees, the smelly white and black cows and pink curly...
The tall red sod, the enveloping warmth, you can picture how his life was at this time fairly easily because of the extreamely well written and descriptive narration .
One of the other things that happens in this novel ,is that as the seasons change the narrators feelings correspond with the atmosphere...
Descriptive writing – English
Dubai has the tallest buildings and the largest malls, in the night the sparkly skies make me exited like a small child that has sweets, it is the city that never sleeps.
At night the moment that the fireworks will bursts in the clear black sky, the people were...
Basing your response on ‘Wuthering Heights’, explore the importance of place in the Victorian novel. In the course of your answer you should refer to ‘The Return of the Native’.
“Place is only necessary when the novelist wants it to be; every detail of setting is, therefore, a positive element of...