He enjoys TV commercials, especially those for Meow Mix and 9 Lives.
His familiarity with cat food commercials has led him to reject generic brands of cat food in favor of only the most expensive brands.
After identifying that subject in a clear topic sentence, they proceed to describe it in detail while explaining its personal significance.
On one corner of my dresser sits a smiling toy clown on a tiny unicycle―a gift I received last Christmas from a close friend.
A good descriptive paragraph is like a window into another world.
Through the use of careful examples or details, an author can conjure a scene that vividly describes a person, place, or thing.The best descriptive writing appeals to multiple senses at once―smell, sight, taste, touch, and hearing―and is found in both fiction and nonfiction.In their own way, each of the following writers (three of them students, two of them professional authors) have selected a belonging or a place that holds special meaning to them.Gregory does not do this to establish his territory, as many cat experts think, but to humiliate me because he is jealous of my friends.After my guests have fled, I look at the old fleabag snoozing and smiling to himself in front of the television set, and I have to forgive him for his obnoxious, but endearing, habits.The clown's short yellow hair, made of yarn, covers its ears but is parted above the eyes.The blue eyes are outlined in black with thin, dark lashes flowing from the brows.The blond wood has been chipped and gouged to gray, particularly where the pick guard fell off years ago.No, it's not a beautiful instrument, but it still lets me make music, and for that I will always treasure it.The writer here focuses less on the physical appearance of her pet than on the cat's habits and actions.Notice how many different descriptors go into just the sentence about how the cat walks: emotions of pride and disdain and the extended metaphor of the dancer, including the phrases the "dance of disdain," "grace," and "ballet dancer." When you want to portray something through the use of a metaphor, make sure you are consistent, that all the descriptors make sense with that one metaphor.