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Notes on Descriptive Writing
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In this unit you will learn: Types of descriptive words Two types of description How to write a descriptive sentence Organizational patterns for  paragraphs Tips for Writing Description Notes on Descriptive Writing
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Notes on Descriptive Writing Think of descriptive writing as  “writing that  shows  rather than  tells .”
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Types of Descriptive Words  Concrete Words  Polysymbolic Words  Emotionally-impacted Words  Figures of Speech
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 Concrete Words Words that stimulate an impression  of one of the five senses Types of Descriptive Words
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Words that stimulate multiple  impressions of the five senses Types of Descriptive Words  Polysymbolic Words
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Concrete and/or polysymbolic words  that also carry significant emotional  value(s) Types of Descriptive Words  Emotionally-impacted Words
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Imaginative comparisons Object A Types of Descriptive Words  Figures of Speech Object B
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Imaginative comparisons Object A Types of Descriptive Words  Figures of Speech Object B ! ?
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Imaginative comparisons  similes  metaphors  personification  anthropomorphism  synecdoche Types of Descriptive Words  Figures of Speech
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An indirect comparison using  “like” or “as” Types of Descriptive Words  Similes
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A direct comparison suggesting  a complete transformation of  Object A into Object B Types of Descriptive Words  Metaphors
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1. Simple metaphor 2. Collapsed metaphor 3. Abstract metaphor 4. Inverted metaphor 5. Functional metaphor Types of Descriptive Words  Types of Metaphors
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1. Simple metaphor John is a fox. Types of Descriptive Words  Types of Metaphors
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2. Collapsed metaphor John, the fox Types of Descriptive Words  Types of Metaphors
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3. Abstract metaphor _____, “fox” Types of Descriptive Words  Types of Metaphors
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4. Inverted metaphor foxy John Types of Descriptive Words  Types of Metaphors
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5. Functional metaphor “That John!   He sure ‘outfoxed’ me!” Types of Descriptive Words  Types of Metaphors
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Attributing life-like qualities to  inanimate objects/subjects Types of Descriptive Words  Personification
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Attributing specific human-like  qualities to inanimate objects/  subjects Types of Descriptive Words  Anthropomorphism
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Referencing a part of one  object to compare that object  with another Types of Descriptive Words  Synecdoche
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This note was uploaded on 06/22/2009 for the course ENGL 1302 taught by Professor None during the Spring '08 term at Tarrant County.

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