Descriptive texts

A descriptive text is written to show you a picture of what is describing, imagine or see something.

Key features of this type of texts:

  • Fiction texts are written mainly to entertain the reader.
  • It appeals to five senses – things you can see, hear, touch, taste and smell.
  • It combines facts and opinions of the writer.
  • It is usually based on a story and there are characters.

The style of the persuasive texts:

  • It is written in the first or third person.
  • It uses descriptive language to help the reader picture the topic (adjectives and adverbs).
  • It uses mostly the past tense.
  • It uses figurative language (metaphors, similes, personifications etc.).
  • The sentences varied in their structures to keep the reader interested in reading.
  • The language varies depending on the speaker’s social background.
  • The punctuation marks play the vital role in understanding the text.

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