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 paragraphs below responds,in its own way,to the guidelines in HOW TO WRITE A DESCRIPTIVE PARAGRAPH.The writers have selected a belonging that holds special meaning to them,identified that belonging in a clear topic sentence and then describe the subject in detail while explaining its personal significance. 1. A Friendly Clown
On the corner of my dresser sits a smiling toy clown on a tiny unicycle—a gift I received last Christmas from a close friend. The clown’s short yellow hair,made of yarn,covers its ears but is parted above the eyes.The blue eyes are outlined in black with thin,dark lashes flowing from the brows.The clown wears a fluffy,two-tones nylon costume.The left side of the outfit is light blue,in the right side is red.Two two colors merge in a dark line that runs down the center of the small outfit.Surrounding its ankles and disguising its long black shoes are big pink bows.The white spokes on the wheels of the unicycle gather in the center and expand to the black tire so that the wheel somewhat resembles the inner half of a grape fruit.The clown and unicycle together stand about a foot high.As a cherished gift from my good friend Tran,this colorfull figure greets me with a smile everytime I enter my room. 2. The Blond Guitar
My most valuable possession is an old,slightly warped blond guitar—the first instrument I taught myself how to play.Its nothing fancy,just a Madeira folk guitar,all scuffed and scratched and finger-printed.At the top is a bramble of copper-wound strings,each one hooked through the eye af a silver tuning key.The strings are stretched down a long,slim neck,its frets tarnished,the wood worn by years of finger pressing chords and picking notes.The body of the Madeiran is shaped...
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