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Descriptive Essays - The Horse Farm - The Horse Farm I am jarred out of a relaxing sleep by a voice yelling my name in a loud whisper, and a light burning through my eyelids. Groggily, I open my eyes to see my father standing in the doorway to my messy room. He tells me that I need to get going, that it is 3:00 a.m., and I'm burning daylight. I find my clothes and get dressed. The whole time I wonder why I get up this early to visit the rugged outdoors. I want to go back to bed, but I know my dad will be back in to make sure I am getting ready, in a little bit....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 556 words
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Descriptive Essay - The Pier - Naples, not the most exciting place on the planet. No, people have seemed to conclude that Naples, FL is the place to go for a nice, relaxing retirement. And I have to agree, they are right. Naples is a place filled with tee times on golf courses, lunches at country clubs, longs walks along the beach and a casual stroll on the downtown sidewalks, sipping on a frappacino, all accompanied by sunny, cloudless days. So, what is a teenager to do. Despite the “elderly-friendly” appeal, Naples has proved to be somewhat teen-friendly....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 377 words
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Descriptive Essay - The City Dock - The perfect place in the city is one that is incredibly versatile – it may be bustling with activity one minute and nearly deserted the next. The city dock has been a mainstay of the city for as long as anyone can remember, and it has a different effect on everyone. Everyone can appreciate the dock for his or her own reasons. One of the best aspects of the city dock is the amount of activity that can almost always be found if you know where to look. Every year the Great Dock Canoe Race – an event in which teams of two people race a canoe across the bay - is held at the dock, and you’re guaranteed to find many teams racing their canoes in the bay....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 417 words
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Descriptive Essay - The Evangelic Church - It may seem a little bit strange, but my favorite place in town in none other than this beautiful Evangelic Church. However, it wasn’t always so. When I was a child I used to be frightened of entering such a place for it seemed so imposing and somewhat dangerous, especially when music was being played. One day, in order to keep a promise I had made, I saw myself forced to enter. It took me quite a while to get the courage to pass through the old oak door, but the moment I stepped in, I realized just how enchanting and breathtaking this building could be....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 425 words
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Descriptive Essay - A Mountain Resort - Mountain Resort For those who like winter sports like skiing and snowboarding, we have just the perfect place- the remote yet very popular mountain resort called Balea Lake. It is situated at an altitude of 2,034m, being the highest mountain resort of Romania. The cliffs are covered with snow from November till late July, sometimes still persisting till the new one arrives. First, you have to reach Balea Waterfall, and only afterwards try to get to the lake. Late spring is the best time to come- you take the main road and you’re disappointed cause you see no sign of snow and you think you have come such a long way for nothing....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 404 words
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Descriptive Essay Example: The Football Field - The Football Field The wheels on the bus went round and round, all the way to Paonia. The ten mile trip seemed to last forever. Whoosh, Whoosh was the only sound could be heard as the wheels ran through the new rain puddles that were created earlier that day. It was dead silent, you could have heard a pin drop. We all knew what was at stake. For each of us it was a different thing, but on both sides of the ball we knew that in order to have bragging rights for the rest of our lives this would be the game that we would have to win....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 674 words
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Descriptive Essay: A Beautiful Place - I think we all have a beautiful place in our mind. I have a wonderful place that made me happy a lot of times, years ago. But sometimes I think that I am the only person who likes this place and I'm asking myself if this place will be as beautiful as I thought when I will go back to visit it again. Perhaps I made it beautiful in my mind. This place is meaningful to me because it is part of the county I loved, is part of the county where I grew up and is part of my childhood. This place is in the country in an old region named Appalachia, a small piece of the Appalachian Mountains, in a town named Pikeville....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Example] 696 words
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Descriptive Essay: A Beautiful Paradise - The other night I was sitting by the blazing fire eating a juicy orange, and the sweet smell reminded me of my vacations to Florida over winter break. I will never forget the fresh smell of the air when we stepped off the airplane. I could see my grandparents from across the crowded airport. I would always be so excited to step on the soft, white, sandy beach. The first thing I would do is change into my bathing suit and run out to the beach. My sister and I would spend the day splashing in the salty water, until we were too tired to keep our heads above the water....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Example] 394 words
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Descriptive Essay Example: The Photo - The Photo This picture, probably the only one in existence of all my friends together, has more meaning than it seems. At first, it appears to be nothing more than a happy congregation of teenagers, all from the ages of fifteen to sixteen. In the background you can see a fence enclosing a sand volleyball court. My friends that are kneeling on the bottom row are Shawn (who is affectionately known as Goose because of his long neck and his last name being Gosselin) and Paul. The ones on the top row are, from left to right, Brad, Matt, Kayla, Charlie, Jenny, Greg, Brent, and Daniel....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples] 790 words
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Descriptive Essay: The Courthouse - The Courthouse When we are young, most of us are somewhat naive. We are inherently taught that good will always triumph over evil. A courthouse is the forum where evil should be dealt with. But, in reality, this is seldom the case. The county courthouse looks like a typical courthouse. The courthouse itself looks like a place where justice is served. It is a Romanesque building, three stories high, with large pillars in the front. Ivy grows up one side of the building. The green grass in the courtyard is immaculately kept....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples] 468 words
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Descriptive Essay: The Arena - The Arena - Sensory Overload Standing here, in this arena that's larger than five of my houses, I feel like a needle in a haystack. So many people surround me it's like I'm a little grain of sand in a huge ocean. The people in the round gymnasium all form a crimson, white, and blue rainbow. Their shirts mesh together like a finely woven shirt with different colors strings. Smelling the concession stand foods, makes me feel like a starving child. The aroma of the melted cheese on nachos, makes me want to be outside having a picnic....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples] 579 words
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Descriptive Essay Example: The Oak Tree - Looking back, I remember running through the long lush grass pretending we were at battle andtrying to take cover. I would always find myself behind the old oak tree in our back yard. This was my favorite spot. The thick trunk, like a bodyguard, protected me from the imaginary bullets that flew towards my body. I would lean against the hard bark and for some reason it was comforting to have something sturdy to lean on. It was dark brown, and every now and then a spider would nestle between the pieces of bark....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Descriptive Essay] 384 words
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Descriptive Essay: My Mystical Place - For a half hour, every school day, for a few months, I was really happy. A friend and I would go to the drainpipe, and we would sit, talk, eat our lunches, and listen to my walkman. It was the perfect place: It was quiet, beautiful, and it was full of peace. It didn't matter whether it was cold or hot, somehow you didn't feel anything sitting on that drainpipe. You would feel the wind on your face, and it made your face cold, but inside, you felt warm and cozy, and you almost felt like you couldn't be harmed....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples] 433 words
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Descriptive Essays - The Good Old Truck - The Good Old Truck   My dad bought his red Dodge Dakota truck in 1995. When he got the truck it had already hit a deer and two cows. Since he has owned it, its value has gone down considerably, even though he has spent more money fixing it than he paid for it. If it was worth as much money as it has cost to keep it running we could sell it and buy a new car. It is red with a stripe down one side-- yes, only one side, the other side has no stripe, I have no idea why this is. There is also a huge dent above the right hind wheel that occurred when a horse tried to jump in the back of the truck....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples] 775 words
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Free Descriptive Essays: The Church Picnic - The Church Picnic On Sunday August 22nd, the Delta Church of Religious Science had its first annual picnic. It was a gorgeous day at Contra Loma Reservoir in Antioch. The breeze gently ruffled the leaves as the branches of the shade trees swayed over the picnic tables. Although the mercury soared to 95 degrees, the heat was not oppressive. The Delta Church, having only formed last October, is relatively small with only seventeen members. Considering that, the turnout of thirty people for the picnic was outstanding....   [tags: Descriptive Essay About A Place] 802 words
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Free Descriptive Essays: Opening for Business - Opening for Business The clock is ticking. I missed the last bus, and now I'm jogging down the streets of the city in my favorite black suit, dodging pedestrians and street vendors. I have exactly fifteen minutes to get into the bank, go to the bathroom, and prepare for my business day. If I arrive in less than fifteen minutes, I will be present for the opening of the bank, the most stressful part of my day. I round the corner of Main and Vine Streets, looking directly at the familiar dark marble building....   [tags: Descriptive Essay About A Place] 855 words
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Descriptive Essay Example: The Roller Skating Rink - The Roller Skating Rink Adolescents like to have a place they can call their own. In the fifties, teenagers hung out at the malt shop, sipping cherry cokes and rockin' with Elvis. Today, in small town USA, they're jam skating while listening to the favorite group of the month. I was amazed to find a microcosm of life blooming on a 70 x 160-foot cement slab known as a roller skating rink. As I entered the building which housed the rink, the warm, nostalgic scent of popcorn hit that part of my brain where dusty, cobwebbed memories live, memories of my own adolescence....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples] 682 words
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Descriptive Essay: My First Surprise Party - I am the one in the picture with the sloppy bun in my hair and the bright red cheeks. The one who can't stop smiling. With all my friends surrounding me, it was one of the best days of my life. All fifteen of us look happy; it was a night for many smiles. Everyone is crowded around the table. There are a lot of red cheeks in the picture; the room was as hot as a sauna. There was a strong smell of barbeque sauce in the air as well. The picture was taken right after dinner. The table we are crowded around is messy....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples] 1114 words
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Descriptive Essay Example: Livestock Sale at the County Fair - Livestock Sale at the County Fair Every year I get this feeling. The knots in my stomach are pulled tighter every time I pass through the narrow rock arch labeled with an aged sign reading, Welcome to the Delta County Fair Grounds. My eyes peer into the distance, and like every year, the park is full of commotion and energy. Kids swinging on the swings, teenagers showing off their new school clothes while sitting on the chipped green tables eating mazzo dogs, and the various types of food stands, complete the atmosphere of the Delta County Fair....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples] 1336 words
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Free Descriptive Essays: My Room, My Haven - My Room, My Haven Over the years I have bought and collected all sorts of silly items to decorate my room. There are posters as tall as you stand, several black lights, and a bumping stereo that all give my room its unique style. Although my room is very small, it easily holds all the stuff I need to relax and feel right at home. At night, a total of twelve feet of black light tubing engulfs my room with light. This light includes a tinge of orange which is emitted by one of the black lights....   [tags: Descriptive Essay About A Place] 596 words
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Descriptive Essay- Describing Bass Guitar - Description paper You can describe an object a few ways. Depending on what that object is, you have to decide on the best manner of analyzing it. If you were describing a musical instrument like a bass or guitar, the physical description might be sufficient. However, to a musician there's a lot more to it. Sitting in a music stand in the corner of a room right now is a bass. This bass looks very simple to the eye, but actually has a lot more detail than you think. To the normal eye, someone sees a smooth body shape with a long wooden neck overlapping and continuing vertically up....   [tags: description essay, observation essay] 433 words
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Descriptive Analysis of Team Teaching in Two Elementary Classrooms - In the article, "Descriptive Analysis of Team Teaching in Two Elementary Classrooms: A Formative Experimental Approach," Marshall Welch discussed the results of conducting formative and summative evaluations in two classrooms that were being team taught by a regular and a special education teacher. Welch (2000) characterizes team teaching as "taking turns in leading a discussion or having the two teachers play roles in a demonstration." The assessments included the results of student performance in reading and spelling as well as teaching procedures and overall teacher satisfaction....   [tags: Teaching, Education] 328 words
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Descriptive Images in Two Hangovers by James Wright - Throughout the poem "Two Hangovers" many vivid and descriptive images are given by the author. The images the reader gets are cold, lonely, and dark as some think winter to be; however, in the second part the reader receives an image of bright colors which could be interpreted as a time of renewal, spring, or a time when things are looking up. Imagery and metaphors are used to show the reader the feeling and life depiction of the person in the poem while portraying the image that reflects this....   [tags: Poems, Poetry] 565 words
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Descriptive Language in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck - John Steinbeck uses the different type of languages and the different ideas to describe places in the book 'Of Mice and Men'. In this assignment I am going to looking at the start of chapter one paragraph one, which is the valley and countryside. Also, I am going to looking at the start of chapter two first paragraphs, which is the bunkhouse and it is in the ranch. In chapter one opening paragraph describe countryside before the ranch. It is about mountains, river, trees, sun and animals and it is a nice place....   [tags: Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck] 593 words
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Descriptive Writing in Detective Mystery Stories by Arthur Conan Doyle - Descriptive Writing in Detective Mystery Stories by Arthur Conan Doyle The author is a man who brought detective stories into the world. The word detective had not been made until three years before Arthur Conan Doyle was born. Before Arthur Conan Doyle people used to read criminals confessions. Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh on 22 May 1859. His parents were Charles Altamont and Mary Foley Doyle. He was one of ten children and only seven of these survived. Charles Altamont Doyle was a civil servant and Mary Doyle ran a boarding house....   [tags: Arthur Conan Doyle] 1547 words
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Define Critical Practice in Essay Writing and Explain the Differences between a Critical Style and a Descriptive Style of Essay Writing - ... As there is no discussion involved because it is just stating the facts. Whereas critical writing is the discussion in which ideas are transformed into a balanced argument. Also, the person’s own argument needs to be contributed. Within essays descriptive writing shows us the links of the research. Yet, critical writing shows us the relevance of these links. Why it’s better to be critical. Using the critical style in an essay will achieve more marks than being descriptive (Haycock, C. 2013)....   [tags: critical writing tecniques]
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Desriptive Essay On Wrestling - Descriptive When a person walks into a building to see a live wrestling event they do not know what to expect. They wonder who will be wrestling. They wonder where their seats are. All of the suspense gets them ready for the show. The suspense gets them pumped and ready to for the show to start. In the lobby they see many people standing around or buying T-shirts, hats, and other paraphanaliea of their favorite wrestling superstar. There is a smell of popcorn and other snacks in the air. It is very noisy from people talking about who they hope is there....   [tags: essays research papers] 435 words
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Description of a Standard Nail Clipper - Description of a Standard Nail Clipper The standard nail clipper is a portable tool used for trimming fingernails and toenails. It can also be used for filing your nails and removing the dirt from behind your nails. The nail clipper has two main parts that are bolted together and provide the necessary leverage to trim the nail. Attached to the base of the nail clipper is a file that is connected by a circular shaft that allows you to rotate the file 360 degrees about the shaft. A bolt to the base connects the second part that provides leverage and this rotates about the bolt to either a position that is parallel to the main part or at a point that is 43 degrees at an angle to the mai...   [tags: Descriptive Essay] 365 words
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Description of My First Flight - My internal organs thumped against my chest as I dragged my bag along the carpet floor and into the corridor. As I walked into the long hall, I glanced up and noticed the sign telling me I could get on. My entire body could barely hold itself together with the anticipation of the monumental, dream-come-true event about to take place. I said to myself, "I'll soon be in the air." I slowed my pace to further enjoy what was happening. Swarms of people walked around me as I treasured knowing that one of my lifetime goals was now inevitably going to occur....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples] 836 words
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A Description of My Room: The Comfortable Chill Room - My room is what everyone calls “The Chill Room”. In this room there are all kinds of items that been collected throughout the years. There are several black lights, posters, and a bumping stereo. And even though my room is small it easily holds everything to make it comfortable and chill. At night the black lights engulf the whole ceiling with light. The light includes a tinge of blue which emitted by one of the black lights. This light is a 42 inch double fixture which was painted fluorescent blue....   [tags: descriptive essay, personal narrative,] 555 words
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Historic Jonesborough, Tennessee - Historic Jonesborough, Tennessee Jonesborough is the oldest town in Tennessee; consequently, it draws people from all over the world. The town is known for its great amount of visitors during the story telling festival, Jonesborough Days, and during the fall, when some just like to roam the streets to check out the many interesting shops. For the first-time visitor, I recommend that your first stop to be to the Visitors Center. There are so many things to do in this small town you really need a plan to get you started....   [tags: Descriptive Essay About A Place] 1017 words
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The Enjoyment of Atlanta - The Enjoyment of Atlanta Traveling is one of my favorite things to do. I have visited many places throughout the United States, however, none are as exciting as Atlanta, Georgia. In Atlanta, there are many places to go and sights to see. For example, Six Flags Over Georgia, Stone mountain Park, and the Atlanta Braves Stadium, are all in or near the city of Atlanta. Six Flags Over Georgia is a theme park containing anything from sweet treats to fun rides. Six Flags provides many activities for all ages....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 880 words
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The Silver Barrette - The Silver Barrette My index finger traces along the cool silver edges of the barrette, mindlessly, stroking the smooth round backs of the curled-in waves along its perimeter. Except for the the occasional dull points jutting forth along the edges, nothing disturbs my inner thoughts as I gaze out my window. As my finger tenderly caresses the surface of the barrette, I look down, staring intently at the barrette's ornate design, noting the tousled silver curls undulating restlessly. Yet, upon careful observation of this squirming lake of waves, there persists a definite symmetrical pattern of repetitions vertically and horizontally....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 376 words
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My Own Personal Paradise - While some may consider paradise an otherworldly place where all one’s dreams and desires are fulfilled, I have a very different, more earthly view, on the matter. My vision of paradise has no singing angels and no endless amounts of whatever. The Governor’s Palace in Colonial Williamsburg contains several acres of ornate gardens and a small canal. On one end of the canal is a wooden bridge with crackled and peeling paint, and almost expected is the bench that is built into the side of that bridge....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 403 words
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The Beauty Shop - Beauty shops are located all over major cities and in small towns. In the small town of Bellow, Oklahoma, there is a beauty shop located in a house; my house. My mother is a beautician and owns her own beauty shop in our house. I like having a beauty shop in my house because I enjoy watching customers change their appearance by cutting, coloring, and perming their hair. There are many different ways to cut and style hair. Most customers already know how they want their haircut before they even make their appointment....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 398 words
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The School - At 6:45 a.m. the miniature alarm clock began blaring its usual wake-up call, but was drowned by the even louder snoring coming from the 11 year old child. His older sister shook him awake, while she yelled, "Get up!" He replied by groaning and rolling over to the unslept part of his bed. As he blinked, his slanted, hazel eyes began to water. He lazily dragged his oversized body out of bed to begin preparing himself for school. He carried himself across the dimly lit hall towards the bathroom....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 457 words
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The Plains - The vivid memory of the plains never leaves me. I can return to this place at any moment. I close my eyes and take a deep breath. My lungs are filled with the clean and pure air, a welcome change from the thick hazy air of the outside world. I am alone with only my thoughts and emotions to keep me company. The summer breeze, warm upon my face is filled with the sweet smell of the tall billowing grass. Soft green hills surround me. I am not certain where they begin or where they end. Far into the distance I can see another farmhouse....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive, Observation] 422 words
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The Final Semester of College - I was recently asked by my old college newspaper to write a column about how seniors should approach the final semester of their utopian college existence. Knowing that I could provide a degree of wisdom possessed only by those who have truly enjoyed a diverse post-collegiate experience, I accepted. Plus, I still get excited about writing an unpaid column for my small college newspaper. Success, clearly, is relative. Nevertheless, I set out to write the column that the editors wanted: a witty little number, detailing how second semester seniors should spend their remaining time in a drunken crawl, saving every ounce of energy for all the casual sex they’ll be having instead of attending what...   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 869 words
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My Grandmother’s House - My most favorite place has always been my grandmother’s house. This is the place I would have to go to before and after school. I have always loved my grandmother’s house because it made me feel safe and warm. There was a smell of coffee in the air at all times. It seemed like all my grandmother did was make coffee. If I smell coffee, I instantly think of my grandmother’s house. My grandmother’s house was always filled with people. I can remember sitting in a chair watching her do hair....   [tags: Descriptive Essays, Descriptive Writing] 496 words
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The Haunted House - Pushing the heavy gates open the touch of the iron bars, as cold as ice, seized up my hand completely. Even though I could feel the unevenness of the old cobbled path beneath me, they were smooth in contrast to the crunching of the odd dead leaf that I stepped on. Carrying on up the path the grass carried on forever into the horizon, a dull grey colour as if it had lost the will to live and stopped growing altogether. One lonesome Oak tree stood by the house swaying in the wind and as the wind swept by the tree whispered to the air and its surroundings....   [tags: Descriptive Essays, Descriptive, Observation] 695 words
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Farm Observation - Sitting in the back seat between two towering piles of clothes and snacks we drive up the abandoned streets of Adell. I see vast open fields of corn and dense wooded forest filled with life, along with the occasional, towering grain house. We pull into a dry, dusty, driveway of rock and thriving, overgrown weeds. We come up to an aged log cabin with a massive crab apple tree with its sharp thorns like claws. The ancient weeping willow provides, with is huge sagging arms, shade from the intense rays of the sun....   [tags: Descriptive Essays, Descriptive Writing] 405 words
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The Football Game - One one thousand. The stands are filled with men, women, and children waving their hands and homemade signs. The cheers coming from the crowd make it hard for me to hear. I smell the hot dogs, popcorn, and pizza being sold at the concession stand. The marching band has just left the field with the tuba player’s last note still ringing in my ear. In the fourth quarter with us in the lead by five the scoreboard shows six seconds. The coach yells, “It’s time to go”. I strap on my helmet with great enthusiasm and head towards the field to take my position....   [tags: Descriptive Essays, Descriptive Writing] 489 words
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A Visit to Italy - A Visit to Italy The capital city of Italy is a very extraordinary place to visit. The population of Rome is well over two-million. The people there are very friendly and are extremely proud of their country. Rome is a beautiful bustling city that has a moderate cli mate. The temperature usually stays around eighty degrees. The main way of transportation is by bus. The side walk cafes are very popular in Rome. The cafes were always populated with happy Italians and a few curious tourists....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples, Rome, Italy] 648 words
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My Observations Upon Waking Each Morning - A small crack in the egg-smooth walls of sleep, and I can sense a day circulating around me. Thin air holds images: a man sweeping trodden debris of dream off city sidewalk one hour before any pedestrian footfall. Shy birds made of confusion and tissue paper. Dissipating, those intent silent seconds when one listens in vain to pull full sentences from the soft dinner-party murmur of dreams and reality. To sort the sounds of the real bedroom from the mingling sounds of the Protean. The world opens up between my eyelids, and my eyelids open onto white ceiling or white wall....   [tags: Descriptive Essays] 1840 words
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Leaning Pines Arboretum - Leaning Pines Arboretum If you head up Via Carta, past Campus Market and the athletic fields, you will come to the Environmental Horticulture Unit. Go past the flower shop and through the green house, then take a left. You will find yourself at the Leaning Pines Arboretum, one of the many hidden treasures here at Cal Poly. A five acre plot of land is devoted to plants native to the five Mediterranean climates in the world, California, Australia, South Africa, Chile, and of course the Mediterranean Basin....   [tags: Descriptive Essays] 884 words
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Seeing Through the Grey Mist of Cal Poly - Seeing Through the Grey Mist of Cal Poly On an early Monday morning my sleepy classmates and I met at the gate to Poly Canyon. The thick marine layer circled around our group as our professor led us into the dense grey fog. A crisp breeze stung my bare cheeks sending a chill down my body. We walked past the Cerro Vista apartments, the last buildings of Cal Poly that I would see for two hours. A feeling of excitement ran through me as we began our walk down the service road and into the canyon, a place just down the street from my dorm that I had never known existed....   [tags: Descriptive Essays] 957 words
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My Family Vacation - Trying to get out of the winter slump. I decided we would take a vacation in December. The thought of getting away from old man winter had my curiosity going. The mere thought of Florida is sure inviting when the weather here is in the teens and seventy there. Beaches. Amusement parks wow what a great idea. even if it is a twelve-hour drive. As my eye was slowly pulled apart, I came to the conclusion my children were no longer asleep. The sound of are we, are we, are we really in florida, as my youngest daughter is jumping on the bed to help me awake....   [tags: descriptive, narrative] 692 words
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Fishing With the Wounded Minnow Lure - One of the most commonly used fishing lures is the classic "wounded minnow" lure. Its design allows it to resemble a minnow, or other small fish, that has been recently wounded and can barely swim. The effectiveness of this lure is evident in its length of past use and the continued production of the lure today. The body of the lure is shaped much like a small fish. It is most commonly a shade of gray, and has the basic characteristics of a fish, such as eyes and a mouth. The front of lure is approximately two inches in circumference and gets slightly smaller toward the end....   [tags: Descriptive Essays] 541 words
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Opening Day of Archery Season for Deer Hunting - It's opening day of archery season for deer hunting. You wake up at five o'clock in the morning and get your hunting clothes on and begin your long venture out in the woods to your hand made tree stand to be seated all before sunrise. As you are looking around in the woods you notice movement about thirty yards out. It's a nice twelve-point buck, the buck that every hunter dreams about. With your heart racing, one hundred fifty beats a minute you come to full draw. Your sights are locked in one little hair behind the shoulder of the deer....   [tags: Descriptive Essays] 718 words
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The Christmas Vacation - It was getting late so I decided to head off home. Picking up my bag, I said my goodbyes to my friends, thanked the bride & groom for putting on such a wonderful wedding reception & exited the church hall. I thought I’d try to travel to Trenton station in a taxi, despite the time. Some taxi drivers will do anything to make a few dollars even if it means staying up until 3am. I wasn’t under the influence too much but I didn’t have my car with me. After waiting for nearly 15 minutes I finally managed to flag down a taxi....   [tags: narrative, descriptive] 1171 words
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My Most Comfortable Place - Beach Cala Bassa - The beaches in Ibiza are great. I have to admit it. But none of them match the tranquillity and comfort of beach Cala Bassa. Beach Cala Bassa is in Ibiza about one mile south of the main area. It is known as the surfers paradise and the best beach in Ibiza. I relax as I watch the surfers gently glide over the tumbling ocean waves. Seeing the tall palm trees sway in the wind is calming to me as they are making gentle, peaceful sounds. The branches show no sign of a snap, crack or sputter as the location is too peaceful to encounter such occurrences....   [tags: Descriptive Essay] 288 words
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Guayas' Beaches: Havens of Resplendent Beauty in this World - Driving on the highway surrounded by the beautiful landscape, I was listening to John Mayer on the radio. As time went by, the weather started to change dramatically. Coming form a humid, hot and loud city, I was beginning to enter a different place. After one hour and a half of the trip, I finally started to feel the calming sun beams and the particular smell of fresh, salty water and sand. Just a few people visited, at summer, this unique spot of Guayas ´s beaches. This is a place with comfortable and colorful houses next to the ocean....   [tags: narrative, descriptive] 615 words
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Enriched Air Nitrox - The following should allow anyone who is either unfamiliar with Nitrox, or confused by the terminology, to reach a point where they can follow a discussion on the subject. It may also serve as a starting point for those who wish to learn about Nitrox. The biggest question is "What is Nitrox?" Well, the air we breathe is Nitrox. Air consists mostly of two gases: Nitrogen (79%) and Oxygen (21%), and there are some trace gases that are also in the air, they exist in such small quantities that we can ignore them....   [tags: Descriptive Nitrox] 1086 words
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Steganography - 1. Introduction Steganography conceals the fact that a message is being sent. It is a method akin to covert channels, spread spectrum communication and invisible inks which adds another step in security. A message in ciphertext may arouse suspicion while an invisible message will not. 1.1 Purpose of Paper This paper introduces steganography by explaining what it is, providing a brief history with illustrations of some methods for implementing steganography, and comparing available software providing steganographic services....   [tags: Descriptive Steganography] 1641 words
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Christmas with Nutmeg - Christmas with Nutmeg Our memories of Christmas time at 17142 Eastview Dr. were perfect. The Christmas tree was covered with hundreds of twinkle lights and unique ornaments. The tree was flanked by a gorgeous brick fireplace that seemed to always have a fire burning inside of it, and whose mantle was decorated with my family's collection of miniature nutcrackers. The final touch to this setting was our dog, sitting in her favorite spot, that was directly to the right of the fireplace, beneath the chair that you would always find my father in while reading my sister and me Christmas stories....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing, Christmas,] 425 words
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Mother's Pearls - Mother's Pearls Around my mother’s neck was a necklace: a string of jaggedly spherical crystal beads. I don’t know why she chose that necklace for that night. Her sister’s wedding perhaps called for the touch of a family heirloom, or perhaps she simply liked the way it sat above her collarbone in a path of smooth stones. All the same, it was on this night that she chose to wear it — this favorite piece of hers — a gift from her late grandmother. On my mother’s lap I sat in a curl — no older than seven, with little patience for adults or conversation or wedding parties....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Descriptive, Description] 539 words
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Savannah - As I walked into the hot, sticky gym to say goodbye on the last day of the summer at Camp Glenn Taylor, the air seemed to be trying to smother me. Outside, the rain was bouncing off the sidewalks, keeping the campers inside that day. The kids didn't notice me at first. They were too busy chasing each other around the gym with the frenzy of being trapped indoors for a day. Then, someone spotted me, and I was suddenly swarmed by hugs coming from all directions. Wriggling through the arms of the other campers was Savannah....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Descriptive, Description] 1246 words
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Descriptive Essay - The Local Golf Course - Our town is notable for having several interesting golf courses. For those residents whose interests lie in other pursuits, those courses are a waste of large quantities of otherwise useful space that could be better used to construct another mall or store. For the golf enthusiasts among us, however, the preponderance of courses is a delightful benefit of living in this otherwise uninteresting locale, where the only saving grace is the plentiful supply of interesting people. The golf course is an oasis of artificiality in a desert of flat land and unnatural colors....   [tags: Observation Essays, Descriptive Essays] 494 words
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Descriptive Language in “Boys & Girls”, “Cat in the Rain”, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” - Descriptive language in the stories “Boys & Girls”, “Cat in the Rain”, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and the poem “A Far Cry from Africa”. Descriptive language is a literary tool used by many great writers. We clearly see this in the stories “Boys & Girls”, “Cat in the Rain”, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and the poem “A Far Cry from Africa”. Through the use of metaphors, imagery, similes and symbolism, the authors present their issues more effectively. We see that in all these stories, descriptive language is used to demonstrate how a characters identity predicament can lead to overall crisis....   [tags: Compare] 1087 words
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Poetic Elements in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “A Psalm of Life” - ... 1011), which conjures images of a large mass of sad people. “For the soul is dead that slumbers” (p. 1011) and “The grave is not its goal” (p. 1011) are further examples of imagery used to describe a life that is not fully lived. “Be not like dumb, driven cattle” is another example of the negative attributes of those that are not actively living life. The use of imagery to describe what people that are not fully living their lives look like, opens the reader up to seek the alternative life described in the poem....   [tags: life, imagery, descriptive]
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Description of The Beach - The waves are crashing. The sun is setting. People are laughing and embracing under the sunset. I feel the sand squish slowly through my toes as I gaily walk down the shoreline of the Outer Banks. My all time favorite place to be is the beach. The weather at the beach is the most quarreling of all places in the world. One minute you are relaxing lazily on the sandy seashore reading a most invigorating book. I sit engrossed and allow the foamy mist from the rampant ocean spray your face lightly as though it was the touch of a feather....   [tags: Personal Narratives, Descriptive, Observation] 536 words
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The Owl - A scream passing through an open window at the edge of town rattles the settled sounds of a night tucked in, the filtering whispers of leaves outside in the breeze interrupted, yielding to the call of a helpless exater protected by sound walls; only the nearby creek persists. Call of crickets resign under full moon, and hill-riding wind halts for a moment following the cry. Slowly, the leaves begin to whisper again, though slightly muffled, offset by the impression of a scream when it was the last thing on the night’s mind....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 494 words
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Fishing and Relaxing at the Lake - When people discuss Naples and describe the sights, they usually just mention the beach, Fifth Avenue, and the swamp. To the people who live here and experience the unseen places, there is much more. There is one place I particularly like. That is Horseshoe Lake and it is a lake where some of the greatest fishing experiences occur that include catching large fish and relaxing with a friend. There is an indescribable felling that occurs at Horseshoe Lake. It is a feeling of mild comfort and much needed relaxation mixed with exhilaration....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 466 words
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Log Cabin - Nestled in the foothills of northern Maine sits a beautiful scenery of flowers, animals, insects, birds. Amongst these organisms a beautifully constructed log cabin of monumental size is nestled in the distance. Much of the land that is surrounding the log cabin has never been touched or even seen by man, but I feel like that is about to change. Many of the animals not ever seeing a human being in their life time are oblivious to humans and foolishly getting themselves in trouble. Much of the time I have spent there is during the summer times with my family....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 768 words
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My Cat - As I walk into the kitchen, I spot Kitty sprawled out on the dining table with rays of warm sunlight striped across his jet black fur. Kitty gazes up at me with his huge, green eyes, lets out a soft little cry to say hello and jumps to his feet. He scampers over to me then standing on his hind legs, he puts his paws on my thigh. I pick him up, knowing that after a long day alone, he's dying to be handled. I hold him in my arms as if he were my child, and he immediately begins to almost vibrate....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 522 words
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