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Writing to describe
To describe is to give a description of what something or someone is like.
When describing, remember your thoughts and feelings are important. How does this place make you feel and why?
Genre - writing a story, describing a scene, a diary entry
Audience - could be anyone
Purpose - to describe, to get a vivid picture in the readers' head so they almost feel like they are there
Style - informal
When writing to describe, use adjectives and adverbs eg
"He walked away casually". Use similes, eg
"He is acting like a fool," and metaphors, eg
"That girl is a star". Most importantly, appeal to the readers' senses:
- What does it look like?
- What does it feel like?
- What does it sound like?
- What does it smell like?
- What does it taste like?