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Unformatted text preview: English 1A Craig Lore Essay #2: Observational Essay The Observational essay will be similar to the Autobiographical essay because you will write about a significant person, activity, or place. But this essay differs from autobiography because you will write about someone or something that is not immediately familiar to you or about which you need to learn more. And while you may actually participate in the event (it can be about something that you know fairly well like computers, softball, or camping), the essay is not about you as much as it is about the activity, place, or person you choose to observe. Similar to autobiography, your observational essay requires concrete descriptionthe use of imagery, the five senses, and figurative languagesimile and metaphor. It also will require you to choose only the most significant details. An observational essay often just informs, engages, and/or entertains the reader. But the observational essay also presents the topic so that readers arrive at their own conclusion about the significance, relevance, or...
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