Description As I leafed through the pages of the chapter, I began to identify the essence of what an effective description should be. Just as the characters in the excerpt by Robert Dick-Read were left to contemplate after the clouds flew off into the sunset (pg.160), so too I was left to contemplate the scenic, sensory, roller-coaster ride my imagination was taken on, from the animated description of the characters’ stroll across the plateau. From that experience, I fully appreciate the importance of creating pictures of objects, persons, scenes, events or situations to capture the senses. The stroll across the plateau might have left my sense of taste and smell wanting, but the sugar-like sweetness of the cotton candy and the imaginary taste of the grilled hot dogs were just enough to leave these senses fully sated. I was particularly fascinated with the idea of re-examining your subject if possible, but if not, recall it; and then capture its features with appropriate words (pg.160). That, to me, shows the extent to which descriptive writing requires us to reflect and evaluate. Effective writing should capture the true essence of what you are describing, and that is something that you might not achieve in one attempt. In the video clip, Descriptive Writing, which features Rita Dove, she explains how we are most drawn in when all of our senses are engaged; when we can smell it, hear the things in the passage, and feel the breeze that sweeps through a valley. She also pointed out that as we recreate a scene, it should be done in such a way that someone who has never been in it, can imagine it. That is exactly how I felt when I read the various excerpts in the passage. The authors had my imagination fully engaged while exploring the dynamics of my senses. Description is a writing strategy that when…
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DESCRIPTIVE VS. NARRATIVE:
WHICH ONE IS BETTER?
ENG121: ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
MAY 25, 2014
DESCRIPTIVE VS. NARRATIVE : WHICH ONE IS BETTER?
Descriptive and narrative writing are both two different styles of personal writing that are used to enhance a writer's portfolio. When looking at descriptive writing, a person is using words that describe a person, place…
Identify and describe the four types of purpose discussed in this chapter.
Purpose is an important concept to understand that we all need to understand every essay. The Purpose is the single most important part of your application that will tell the admissions committee who you are, what has influenced your career path so far, your professional…
West Career and Technical Academy
February 19, 2014
The five senses of sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell are all sensations throughout the human body. Sensation is the involvement of sensory receptors as well as the central nervous system in order to allow us to experience outside stimuli. The system that allows us to experience sensation is the sensory system.
The sensory system’s organs are the sense organs of the body. The purpose of the sensory system is to…
Behaviour = actions, thoughts, feelings, memories and perceptions etc
1. Introduction to Biopsychology and the Nervous System
Somatosensory cortex is an area of the brain that processes input from the various system in the in the body that are sensitive to touch – Pain and Temperature (detect pain, warmth and cold)
The Nervous System
responsible for coordinating all of the body’s activities
controls maintenance of normal functions
body’s ability to cope with emergency…
THE COLD SWIM
The name of the story I’m writing about today is called The Cold Swim. This story was written by Allen Davison. This story was about two boys named Maurice and Lamar. They decided to take a trip on a canoe to the other end of Spicer Lake. A clerk of a mountain store and Restaurant warned them about strong wind coming up soon. They didn’t listen, so things didn’t turn out as expected…
Writing Assignment 2: Writing Description
Thesis: Descriptively explain places of interest to visit to a classmate using the knowledge by participation and observation.
Baltimore is “The City That Reads”, in this brief overview I would like to share a few places that will allow any visitor an opportunity to recognize and embrace the cities character, culture, and charm. Baltimore’s rustic and edgy architecture will captivate you as you site through my recommendations of places to visit…
A description of your Purpose for writing the paper:
The purpose of this paper is to better understand Gay marriage because my brother decided to be one and also I was raised in a Christian environment and didn’t really have much understanding to why people decided to be gay. So I want to explore their culture and better understand my brother through research.
A description of your intended audience
The best audience for this paper would be the Gay people community, and the young generation of my…
Ch. 16 Writing
Ch. 18 Language and Regional Variation
Yule, G. (2010). The Study of Language (4th ed.). New York: Cambridge.
Written Language vs. Spoken
Writing is defined as the symbolic representation
of language through the use of graphic designs
Not simply “acquired”
Has to be learned through sustained effort
Look at cave drawings nearly 20,000 years ago
Clay tokens from 10,000 years ago
One of the earliest known forms of…
sensitive than others. The data showed that there’s less sensory receptor in the fingers such as the thumb, middle, and the little finger. However the nose had the highest touch receptor and was more sensitive. The brain identifies which part of the body and can determine how fast specific receptors can respond due to one of the control systems in our body which is the nervous system.
Figure 1.1 Relationship between the response of the sensory receptors on a certain body part and the area on the…