A good descriptive paragraph is like a window into another world.Through the use of careful examples or details, an author can conjure a scene that vividly describes a person, place, or thing.It has cherry-red cheeks, nose, and lips, and its broad grin disappears into the wide, white ruffle around its neck. The left side of the outfit is light blue, and the right side is red.
He enjoys TV commercials, especially those for Meow Mix and 9 Lives.
His familiarity with cat food commercials has led him to reject generic brands of cat food in favor of only the most expensive brands.
Certain colors are specific, as in cherry-red cheeks and light blue, and descriptions help to visualize the object: the parted hair, the color line on the suit, and the grapefruit analogy.
Dimensions overall help to provide the reader with the item's scale, and the descriptions of the size of the ruffle and bows on the shoes in comparison to what's nearby provide telling detail.
The strings are stretched down a long, slim neck, its frets tarnished, the wood worn by years of fingers pressing chords and picking notes.
The body of the Madeira is shaped like an enormous yellow pear, one that was slightly damaged in shipping.Here, the writer uses a topic sentence to open his paragraph, then uses the following sentences to add specific details.The author creates an image for the mind's eye to travel across by describing the parts of the guitar in a logical fashion, from the strings on the head to the worn wood on the body.It's nothing fancy, just a Madeira folk guitar, all scuffed and scratched and fingerprinted.At the top is a bramble of copper-wound strings, each one hooked through the eye of a silver tuning key.The clown and unicycle together stand about a foot high.As a cherished gift from my good friend Tran, this colorful figure greets me with a smile every time I enter my room.The blond wood has been chipped and gouged to gray, particularly where the pick guard fell off years ago.No, it's not a beautiful instrument, but it still lets me make music, and for that I will always treasure it.After identifying that subject in a clear topic sentence, they proceed to describe it in detail while explaining its personal significance.On one corner of my dresser sits a smiling toy clown on a tiny unicycle―a gift I received last Christmas from a close friend.