The descriptive essay in school practice has several varieties: description of the picture, the person’s appearance (portrait), the character of the person (characteristic), the situation (interior), the particular place/area.
Every descriptive essay has a purpose of recreating in imagination a reader of a specific image. At the same time, the author has its point of view on the image and can be free in assessments and methods of submitting the material.
Describe – means to indicate, reveal some vital signs, characteristics, features by which we can learn or present the subject of description.
The descriptive essay, as a rule, has a three-part composition: it contains an introduction, the central part and the conclusion.
Create a Plan for Your Descriptive Essay
- In the introduction, designate the object of description: who it is or what it is, why it will be discussed. If this is a single subject, name its primary function or role in its existing environment. If an object is a phenomenon or situation, then in the introduction it is possible to write what they are associated with or interesting in the beginning.
- Think about what attracts attention to the object, which makes it recognizable. This can be its quality characteristics or actions that occur in it or with it.
- Following the identification of this characteristic, use in the central part of the essay to describe the object evaluative adjectives, adverbs, figurative expressions, verbs of timeless meaning that characterize the state of the object at different time periods. Also, use the above adjectives and verbs in comparative constructions and complex sentences.
- First, describe the most significant characteristics of the object, so that it becomes recognizable, and then proceed to the details and details supplementing the image, use the original definitions and comparisons. Do not give trivial characteristics, try to show what kind of attentive and subtle observer you are. To describe the movement of your thought, use verbs with a neutral meaning (“you can see”, “you need to understand”, “you start to notice”, etc.)
- When completing the description, describe the object in a concise, capacious phrase – indicate what result the characteristics you have named create and what it means.
Pay particular attention to bright and exciting details, features, but you should try to ensure that these details do not look disconnected, but form a complete picture, where everything is interconnected.