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Using FIVE senses in writing descriptive essay

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Murnihayati Kamal

on 12 September 2014

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Transcript of Using FIVE senses in writing descriptive essay

If you are given a chance to replace your principal for a day, what would school be like? Tell about it.
You are walking home from a late movie, and you have to cut through a cemetery.
Describe your experience.
Sense of taste
Sense of sight
Examples of phrases:

His spiky brown hair
The scar on his chin that only showed up in a certain light
His chewed fingernails
His ripped jeans
Sense of smell

Examples of phrases:

The scent of a woodland in summer after rain.
Sour milk in the refrigerator.
The first smell of the sea through a car window.
The smell of freshly cut grass.

Add pleasure, memory, imagination, reasoning, moral perception, and all the active powers.

Other methods ---> other types of writing.
Write a story which your main character suddenly finds herself / himself unexpectedly alone, facing something they are afraid of.

Sense of sound
Sense of touch
Student sample 2:
Before the lesson:
Student sample 2:
After the lesoon

Student sample 1:
After the lesson
Student sample 1:
Before the lesson
Student sample 4:
After the lesson
Student sample 3:
Before the lesson
Sense of hearing
Using 5 senses in descriptive and narrative writing
Imagine you are on a magic carpet that takes you anywhere you choose. Think about where you would go and what you might do.
Write a story about your adventure.
When a character arrives at the coast, the usual thing would be to have them smell the sea. Instead, you could have them taste the salty breeze.

When a young boy captures a frog at the bottom of the garden, have him lick it.

When a character is returning to his childhood home, have him taste his mother's roast chicken and gravy when he is still 100 miles away.

Examples of phrases:

A greasy stove
A character's cracked lips
A cold, sweaty handshake
A slippery stone
Examples of sentences:
The screeching herring gulls

He has a high-pitched laugh

The cries of the fox sounded like a child in terrible pain.
Examples of phrases:
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