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ENGL 1010 Description Using words to depict or recreate a scene, an object, a person, or a feeling. Description is a tool that writers tend to either use too much or too little. Too much description makes your writing very gaudy and heavy " The heavy branches drooped with long, slimy tendrils of Spanish Moss that slowly dripped splashes of fluorescent green liquid that looked like water but smelled like some lost item in the refrigerator long past its expiration date. " Too little description doesn't let the readers know exactly what you are trying to tell them about the subject " The tree had ugly green stuff on it and smelled bad. " Objective Description Description that conveys the subject with accuracy and objectivity, impersonally and without emotion. Generally used when the purpose is to explain e.g. in science-based writing, news reports, and reference works. Subjective Description Description giving an impression of the subject through the writer ’s experience and emotions. Generally used in more personal writings for self-
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