2 Descriptive Essays That Bring the Page to Life

How many times have you watched a movie, bought a new phone, or bought a new anything based on an ad?

If you’re anything like me, I bet you’ve done it at least a few times. After all, those ads can be pretty convincing. Ask your parents. I bet they’ve bought at least one knife, frying pan, or leaf blower based on a half-hour infomercial. (But I digress.)

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“Show card advertising “Kolynos” Dental Cream” by Wellcome Images, Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 4.0)

The point here is that you bought those products because of the description.

Clear, specific, meaningful description is important in your description essay too. (Did you catch that italicized term?  Meaningful description.) It can be easy to sit outside and describe everything you see, hear, and feel around you. Yes, this means you’re describing things, but what’s the point?

Description essays need to have a point and a purpose. To give you a better idea of what I mean, here are two descriptive essays that not only describe, but also bring the page to life.

2 Descriptive Essays That Bring the Page to Life

In each of the sample essays below, I’ve included a bit of commentary to help explain what the writer does well in the essay and what the writer might do to improve the essay.

One of the first things you should be looking at in both of these essays is the title. Remember, titles are important too and should be equally descriptive. Both of these writers fail to include a descriptive title and could benefit by reading How to Write Good Essay Titles That Are…Good.

Descriptive Essay #1: Bok Tower Gardens

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“Bok Towers” by Ricardo’s Photography, Flickr.com (CC BY 2.0)

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Descriptive Essay #2: The Crosswalk’s Sorrow

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Putting Pen to Paper (or Fingers to Keyboard)

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Armed with a couple of examples descriptive essays and some tips on how to write a descriptive essay that brings the page to life, it’s time to get to work on your own paper.

If you’re still in need of a few more tips on writing the perfect descriptive essay, read How to Write a Descriptive Essay That Is Expressive or watch this video with some great advice on choosing your words wisely in descriptive writing:

Feel you have a good grasp on how to write a descriptive essay but have no idea what to write about? Here are 20 Fascinating and Unusual Descriptive Essay Topics.

(You could also browse some more descriptive essay examples to spark an idea.)

You now have a topic, and (pretend) you’ve now also written your paper. Can you describe the final step in the writing process? Editing, of course! Send your paper our way. Kibin editors are standing by.

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