A descriptive essay is a type of academic paper that aims to describe a vivid image of the topic assigned to you. Writing a good description will require the use of epithets and metaphors, so be sure to have a dictionary by your side. You will need to be very eloquent in order to create an outstanding essay.
Here are some important points you need to consider when working on this assignment:
A description essay should draw the picture not by telling the readers what they should think but by creating an image so detailed that people “seeing” it though your words will come to the conclusions you want them to reach. You need to describe the scene, atmosphere and emotions surrounding the experience in so many details, that your readers will feel as if it’s happening to them. Nothing is too small to play a part in a good description.
One of the reasons students are assigned this kind of papers is to develop their figurative (illustrative) language skills. You will need them in life in order to know how to speak of vivid images that really touch your soul. This type of language is based on using metaphors, hyperboles, personification, puns, and similes. Look up more details about illustrator linguistic tools available to you and develop the most efficient way to use them in your essay.
Another important skill you will learn from writing descriptive essays is to be precise. It can be easy to lose your focus in creating a vivid image and forget about the topic of your paper. This kind of assignment teaches you to speak in not only vivid, but also efficient manner as your ultimate goal is to make the readers draw the conclusions you want them to make.
Organization is essential for this kind of paper. There must be a purpose behind your description. You will need to arrange the pieces of it in a manner that will make the delivery of your main message most efficient. As there will be plenty of lengthy elaborate illustrator pieces, you need to plan them carefully so that your readers can follow them with ease.
As practice is the key to success, you should write as many descriptions as you can in order to become really good in this. There is a room for a short illustrator piece in every paper, blog post, or even a letter you write, so practice whenever you can.