Descriptive writing extracts. 31 Of The Most Beautiful And Profound Passages In Literature You’ll Want To Read Over And Over Again 2019-03-03

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Book Excerpts

descriptive writing extracts

The following excerpt is from Moominvalley in November by Tove Jansson The forest was heavy with rain and the trees were absolutely motionless. She would try to relieve the pain of love by first roughly rubbing her dry lips against mine; then my darling would draw away with a nervous toss of her hair, and then again come darkly near and let me feed on her open mouth, while with a generosity that was ready to offer her everything, my heart, my throat, my entrails, I gave her to hold in her awkward fist the scepter of my passion. The bricks had been cleaned very well, and through the wide and open windows one could see an assortment of well-groomed plants. If they were a little younger, they probably pretended they were birds high in a nest, or maybe princesses in a magic tower. But please, jus tell Slim, I listened. The range of fantasy creatures and objects that are present when we walk down this street is just enchanting.

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Excerpts of brilliant descriptive writing

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A scarlet steam engine was waiting next to a platform packed with people. It may be placed in brackets or between dashes or commas. Or maybe I just fool myself into believing that. September 2018 by Jane Cassie The ocean breeze caresses my face, as I stand rooted next to the deck rail. Suppose you did own him.

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Teaching Descriptive Scenes from and

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We have failed to surmount the obstacle, as we were absolutely determined to do, but life has taken us round it, led us beyond it, and then if we turn round to gaze into the distance of the past, we can barely see it, so imperceptible has it become. His home was next to the house of the Cumberland minister. It seemed to him that he had stepped through a high window that looked on a vanished world. At the top is a bramble of copper-wound strings, each one hooked through the eye of a silver tuning key. So birds gorged themselves, and the ground and the leaves of the brambles were strewn with purple droppings. The air grew warmer as they got lower, and the smell of pine-trees made him drowsy, so that every now and again he nodded and nearly fell off, or bumped his nose on the pony's neck. Stark naked rock, pinnacles and thousand feet high protruding from immense timbered shoulders, and the green pointy-fir snake of my own Starvation ridge wriggling to it, to its awful vaulty blue smokebody rock.

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Descriptive Writing

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Captain Marshall stood with his hands clasped behind his back and listened to a barrage of information directed at him. From kitchen windows drifted two pumpkin smells: gourds being cut, pies being baked. It is a simple rust-coloured cotton garment, but on it are splashes of blood, some of them dark blotches, others smudged stains on the fabric. The undisturbed setting is a welcoming change from the bustling city I left behind earlier in the day. His memories of the Dakota territory are a continual presence, always in the background and periodically coming into the foreground — a pattern utterly reminiscent of the way Tolkien uses the Shire in The Lord of the Rings. Write a short paragraph describing the atmosphere in the two extracts.

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Descriptive writing; Of Mice and Men continued

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If the answer is yes then there are not many finer examples than Hogwarts. The tinted glass exterior was more the latter, but the interior was all Ritz with its burgundy carpet, navy-and-chocolate-brown paisley wallpaper, and the brass chandelier that monopolized a spacious, two-story lobby. Look at this tangle of thorns. His face was crumpled and freckled, and ugly without silliness. . Occasionally, I'll share my original writing.

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Story Snippets: Exposing Kids to Descriptive Writing in Literature

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The blue eyes are outlined in black with thin, dark lashes flowing from the brows. Harry had never even imagined such a strange and splendid place. It was a two-story gabled house in yellow and white. Sometimes you just need some good material to read to help you when you are writing a description. Note that here the domaine perdu is a secondhand one, having originally belonged to Fitzgerald. The boy who controlled them was dressed in the same way though his cap badge was golden. The first time you try Gorgonzola cheese you may find it too strong, but when you are older you may want to eat nothing but Gorgonzola cheese.

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Close reading techniques: descriptive writing extracts

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The smell of burning maple boughs came from the fire. Aside from his abilities to create a menacing atmosphere, Tolkien is also skilled in creating a peaceful atmosphere at Hobbiton. On the opposite side of the room were four tall narrow windows. She was a person of sixteen or so — alone, and uncommonly pretty. Give yourself at least two days to absorb the thrum of Latin American magic, feel the pulse of the jungle and walk the historic corridors of Casco Viejo. Time after time, my mind kept going to that empty spot where I felt like she should be.

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Travel Writers Tales

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I'll use my particular talents where I really am needed--not where I'd like to think I'm needed. It'll be hard, hell, it'll be hard! Just by thinking about it I can awaken its magic, like summoning ghosts. A big stubble-bearded man sat between the cover flaps and drove the crawling team. He may snuggle up against your ankle, begging to be petted, or he may imitate a skunk and stain your favorite trousers. Renly's battles were already coming apart as the rumors spread from mouth to mouth.

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