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Examples of Descriptive Writing Setting

Examples of Descriptive Writing Setting

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Examples of Descriptive Writing (Setting) December Beach Days in Hawaii A beach in Hawaii on a December day is like a day at a lake

in mid August. The beach smells fresh, almost like a new ocean breeze air freshener. The sand is hot and looks like gold blended in with little white specks; it sparkles like the water running off the swimmers back and feels like walking on coals from a burning grill. Not far from the shore, you can see the coral sitting still in the wild and shallow water. Turtles drift in to see all the people. The palm trees sway in the air from the forceful wind. In a distance, a house is beautifully placed right by the water, so it can look across the ocean each and every day. People are laughing and playing in the burning sand, and others are relaxing on the beach bronzing their skin while enjoying the bright rays of light coming from the sun. From a far distance the ocean is a deep navy blue; waves come in like a bulldozer from all the wind. At night everything is still. Waves are still coming in but not as hard, while the beach is cleared from all the people. All you can hear is the waves of the ocean and the light breeze coming from the giant palm trees. The beach is a spectacular place. Leaving it is excruciating and difficult to do. 1. Write 1 simile the author uses to describe the setting. 2. Explain what the simile means. 3. List 10 words the author has used in the paragraph to inform you he enjoys the beach. 4. What is your favorite description in this paragraph? Why?

Glenveagh Sunset When the upper limb of the sun disappears below the horizon the brilliance of Mother Nature becomes apparent. On my left across the lake low-lying hills clouds crawl upward across the horizon. In front of me covered by a few trees, is a lone secluded island. It looks as if it were a boat, attempting to escape to tranquil waters. On my right the hills gradually turn to mountains. A tall and slender Lodge Pole Pine minutely conceals them. Her finger-like branches delicately reach down toward the lake, trying to touch her own reflection. High above me, moisture laden clouds span out over the mountain tops, resembling a magenta colored quilt. In front of me, a broadening division in the clouds crests with a final effort to avoid succumbing to the shroud of night. The ever present island balances upon the waters, reflecting a perfect vision of it's unblemished counterpart. It is a mirrored understatement of nature's true beauty.

Steep staircases rise from the ground to ascend to the top of these world treasures. we visited the ruins of Tulum. in fact. soft coral sand. While walking through the passage built in the wall. warm ocean a few hundred yards away. What is one simile the author use to compare clouds or the boats with something? He uses the words resembling and looks as if instead of like. 2. while there. is a fresh water hole in a cave like crevice. brown and green hued iguana. In the middle of this miniature rain forest is a dirt path leading towards a hand built stone wall ten feet tall. To the left is a small court yard bordered by a stone wall leading to the aqua blue. Mexico. crushed to a fine powder by swift ocean currents. 3. Enormous square and rectangular stones capture the eye for the beauty they hold both outside and the history made inside.1. List 4 words or phrases the author uses to let you know where things are located. large palm frond trees stand lush and tall with wild life resting on their branches. At the entrance of the ruins. 1. Give two examples of alliteration from this paragraph. Give one examples of personification from this paragraph. 4. 3. As you walk the acres upon acres of grass. In a corner section of this cramped courtyard. a few of these temples were built atop the cliffs of the Yucatan Peninsula. Just past this great wall of protection is a field of green grass overlooking the ruins. The beach below is blinding white. List 10 words the author uses to create a positive or mood in the paragraph. the sounds of chirping and squawking birds permeate the air. at the top of the wall sat a large. on the right. Vibrant colored plants and iguanas of all sizes give you an idea of life as it was two thousand years ago. 2. 4. What is your favorite description in this paragraph? Why? Honeymoon My wife and I honeymooned in Playa Del Carmen. What description does the author use that appeals to your sense of hearing? What is your favorite description from this paragraph? Why? .

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