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Descriptive Essay

Descriptive Essay

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Published by: John Lawrence Dela Torre on Mar 19, 2011
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Everyone has a place where they go to escape all the pressures and worries of life. There is always that one spot that can soothe all your problems and troublesin times of stress. For me, the beach is the ultimate cure to all of my problems.While I am there, all of my obligations are suddenly erased.As I stroll along I can feel the soft smooth sand beneath my feet. I am taken in bythe soothing atmosphere that encircles me. I close my eyes, letting myself absorb the blistering rays of the sun on a scorching summer day. I am comfortedby the sounds of the ocean; the rhythmic pounding of the waves represses all of my worries. I look into the cloudless cerulean blue sky and see the perfection of life. I often want to be like a seagull, seemingly drifting endlessly in the windwithout a care in the world. As I sit in my chair I can see all the sights of Now that I am relaxed, I allow myself to close my eyes and drift off for a peacefulnap. I am soon awoken but the sounds of birds scurrying about for food along theshore line. I open my eyes, and to my surprise, the setting sun hangs in the skylike a red-orange balloon off in the distance. I find myself alone on the beach.The surf has ceased to crash on the shores, the placid waves gently roll onto thesand. The sky is transformed into a colorful horizon; filled with endless streams of purple and blue.As the daylight falls to the darkness of night I can feel the change in temperatureon my skin. A chilly mist can be felt in the wind blowing off the calm sea. On mywalk back along the sand I am reminded of those obligations that have evadedme on my peaceful journey. Tomorrow brings school and work; however, I amnot the least upset. I do not
DESCRIPTIVE ESSAYDancing in the Night
It was a long, frigid night. The air was crisp and there was fog building up on thewindows, as she sat and waited in the car for the night to end and daybreak toarrive. She had been fighting with her boyfriend of several years. As always, the fightended with a loud WHACK… Her face red with shame and damp with tears sheshed. She did not know why she shed them- more for the pain or for theembarrassment.She sat in the car, her cries for pain dancing in the cold air, her breath becomingshorter on the intake. She wanted to break free. She wanted to break the chainsover this abuse! Oh how she wanted to drive, drive anywhere and start her life overagain. But again, as always, she had an excuse. She had reasoning for this crazylife, this notion of love. Thoughts swirling in her head. And then her breathing woulddance in the frigid air once again.It was two o’clock in the morning. She had little clothing on to keep her warm. Theonly protection from the cold, besides the thin sheath of a jacket on her arms and anold scarf, was the array of goose pimples. She cupped her icy hands over her mouthand withdrew a hearty, deep breath. That still was not enough. She ran the scenariothrough her mind, Shaking once again from the cold night, she decided to try and getthe heater to go on in her old Oldsmobile. Turning the key clockwise, pumping thebreak… A load croak and moan spoke from within the car. Her luck- the car wasdead. She knew nothing about cars. She was miles from home and from civilization.figure out where she went wrong, where she wronged the man whom she loved sodearly. All she could think of was how the thrashing of their bodies collided together,the pain she felt everytime he wanted to. She would tell him to stop, but he wouldstop at nothing. He always got what he wanted. These thoughts running through hermind were making her cry uncontrollably. She brought her hands to her face, gentlycupping her rosy, tear stricken face.Six o’clock. Almost time for the rooster to crow. She made her way from the brokencar to the side of the road. She saw some truckers pass by this secluded road duringthe night. She wondered if any of them had heat. What she would do for warmthright about now… Then she spotted it- a large tractor-trailer coming her way. Shewithdrew her chaffed thumb from her pocket, shaking violently from the rough nightof tears and lack of warmth. She still managed to shake her hip and open one morebutton on her jacket. She slightly exposed her sequin top from work the day before.She hid her tips in the hole of the right sleeve. All she needed was warmth and aplace to lay her head.
The environment is a very popular subject these days, regardless which side you’re on.A good essay on environment might be better if all sides of the issue were researchedand examined.Needless to say, “An Inconvenient Truth” very effectively presents the side whichbelieves that mankind caused the “climate change”. The facts and figures, however,have been in question for some time and may have been altered to make the intendedpoint. When using a documentary of any type, it’s a good idea to verify the facts andextrapolations before using them, in order to avoid errors.That being said, “the environment” is a very big term and can have many differentmeanings. People have a “home environment”, meaning the place where they live andall the conditions therein. Students with a happier home environment tend to do better inschool and be more successful as they get older.Work is another “environment” that often determines the attitudes of the employees. Apleasant workplace can keep people on the job, while an unpleasant one tends to makethe employees unhappy and their performance poor. When you research essay topicsyou should be clear about your point and state it specifically in the introduction to anessay as well.On the subject of the environment (as meant in the most common usage), there aremany different factors at work. Weather conditions, altitudes and climate in generalcause the outdoor environment to be vastly different from one place to another. TheSwiss Alps are as different from the Gobi desert as they can get. Yet they have a fewthings in common. For example, the wind blows and the temperatures raise and lower,according to the time of day and even the seasons of the year. No matter where you are,everything runs in cycles or seasons. So, after you decide which angle to take on your essay on environment you are ready to begin the creative process.Mankind has stewardship of the environment, as a whole. But it wasn’t always that way.Looking at the geological record, we can see that the seasons came and went, much asthey do now. Dendrochronology (the scientific study of tree rings) can tell us a great dealabout the earth when humans were a minority. Reference books can be found in mostlibraries that explain geology and dendrochronology from a purely scientific standpoint.These are all great resources when writing an essay on environment.Pollution is a fact of life, and has always been. Volcanoes and oil seepage from theocean floor cause temporary pollution, while dissipating in time. For example, the windcurrents distribute volcanic smoke and ash over a huge area, causing less damage thanin the immediate path of the lava floe. Undersea oil seepage is removed by the sand andsalt of the tides as the water dissolves it. Tornadoes, cyclones and typhoons wreak their havoc where they strike, but do little damage further away. Tsunamis are the same, their effects are felt in a certain area, but not any further. These are all working parts of thenatural environment, along with the changing seasons so an essay on environmentshould encompass all of these facts.The world that human kind occupies is under our control, up to a point. If we are wise,and good stewards of the Earth, we can change a little of the world. We can clear landfor farming and building, hunting, fishing and mining without causing permanentdamage. We can stop water and air pollution with reasonable restrictions and oversight.Replanting trees to prevent erosion and flooding is another good way to protect theenvironment. Information on all these things are readily available both on the internetand in libraries.

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