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Descriptive Essays

595 words - 2 pages

It was the day, the much awaiting day- my swimming test



It was the day, the much awaiting day- my swimming test. I was trying to calm down so I could concentrate while swimming. The worst part is that I am about two and a half feet above the water; I stare at it, and it stares right back at me. I have to dive! I am wearing my new goggles. It gives the water a crystal blue tint that taunts me; the water thinks it is better than I am. From the height of the block, the black tile that runs down the centre of every lane appears to me as a runway. In just a few seconds I will be moving down that runway, trying to take off above the water. My eyes will be focused on that tile, to make sure I am in the centre of my lane. I can see the water grinning and laughing at me now; I am standing on the block with my knees almost to the point of shaking. The water can tell how nervous I am. Right now, it is so calm and smooth, beckoning me to dive in. But in just a few seconds, the glassy blueness will be turned into a churning white mass as the swimmers churn through it, causing a wake to run across the pool. For now, it is still laughing at me though, with my toes tightly wrapped around the edge of the block, my body coiled up like a spring ready to explode. As if...


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1505 words - 7 pages For this paper I was to write about the differences and the similarities of two essay I had chosen to read. In order to be able to understand and compare two essays you have to know the basics of narrative and descriptive essays in order to choose the correct essays to compare. I have chosen two essays that appealed to me, one made me laugh and take a look at what I am as a person, and the other one took me to a past moment that I had lived

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903 words - 4 pages essay paints a bigger picture in the reader’s mind that leaves them quenching for more. It has the ability to string along the reader to the end before they can make a final judgment of what the writer is communicating. • Narrative and descriptive essays are meant to communicate messages to the reader regardless of their different approaches. For instance in Are the Rich Happy by Stephen Leacock the author blatant says, “But these are only

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784 words - 3 pages descriptive and analytical writing. It is essential for us to distinguish our essays whether it is analytical enough or not. Before having this lesson, my essay was mostly descriptive. I didn't know how to establish the analytical part of my essay as it should be an analytical essay instead of mostly descriptive. After having this lesson. I know I have to add words and vocab and change ideas of my essay so that my essay can be more analytical

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1197 words - 5 pages expertise, I was able to understand and improve my writing capabilities. Even though we have a couple of weeks left on this course, I believe that I was able to accomplished my goal in this class to become a better writer, and write different types essays effectively such as descriptive, comparative and contrast, argumentative and research. Our first writing assignment was descriptive essay. I like the fact that we had a read around on our class

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1024 words - 5 pages to perfect proper English. The First Year Writing Program teaches the correct steps a student should take in order to learn English more effectively. The program offers two separate classes: English 1101 and English 1102. The first class being English 1101 will teach the applicants how to become a better reader, thinker, and communicator by requiring them to construct their own topic using narrative and descriptive essays. English 1102 will be a

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1543 words - 6 pages Sedaris constructs his feelings through narrative writing, and Angelou explores her concerns through descriptive writing with the analogy of a bird, they still are exploring the similar topic of perceived loss. The loss of freedom, demonstrated by the demand to uphold a family image, versus the caged bird, remain very similar in both pieces due to perceived entrapment, disappointment and self-nonentity. Descriptive essays leave room for


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770 words - 4 pages Writers use a variety of tools and techniques to make their writing more appealing and pleasing to their audience; one such tool is the use of rhetorical style making one’s writing much more unique and colorful. Every essay is written with its own rhetorical style which shows the reader, the essence of author’s work. The two rhetorical styles that are most commonly used are descriptive and narrative. Essays that are descriptive tend to be vivid

What I learned in Communication Skills Class

888 words - 4 pages describes and others may persuade a viewpoint. I learned that descriptive essays have text which generally describes something in great detail. Whatever is being defined requires a broad research of trustworthy sources. The thing I liked most was researching and finding out new information on my topic. However, my greatest trouble was involving the reader’s emotion into my essays or writings. Nonetheless I realize that by involving the reader's

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1341 words - 5 pages The two essays, “I want a wife” (Brady, 1971) and “Homeless” (Quindlen, n.d.) both resonate with readers on different levels yet cover much of the same topic. While both of these essays discuss traditional values and home, they do so in vastly different ways. “I want a wife” focuses on the mechanics and operations of a household. The wife personifies the home. However, the descriptive essay “Homeless” concentrates on the emotions that

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