Description is often included in longer pieces of writing, such as narratives. Descriptive writing is helpful for introducing characters or a setting. Many poems are also descriptive.
The purpose of descriptive writing is to present one overall image of aperson, place, thing or an idea.
● One common way to organize a description is by considering the space. For example, you might describe a room by imagining what you would see if you were standing in the doorway, looking from the left-hand side to the right. Another approach is to begin with an obvious or important feature and then describe what surrounds it.
●Descriptive details can also be arranged in order of importance.
● The words and images in a description should appeal to as many of your readers’ senses as possible: sight, hearing, touch,taste and smell.
● Similes, metaphors and figures of speech can help bring images to mind for your readers.
● Choose details that help to create the overall image youwant the reader to experience.
Don’t leave out important details, but dotry to relate them to the theme you are trying to create.