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Life Reflected in Nature - ... It is a visual aid that can be seen as both ingenious and simple. This poem shows the importance of making poems relatable to both capture the attention of readers, and offers something that makes the point more understandable. Galway’s poem is relatable because most people have something, whether a season or food, that makes the feel the way that blackberries make him feel. The best writers do more than tell a story, but make the reader feel as though they are seeing and feeling what the writer or character is....   [tags: images, descriptive, rainbow]
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Close but not Deep: The Use of Richness in Love’s Literary Ethics and the Descriptive Turn - Heather Love starts her essay, “That there is perhaps no term that carries more value in the humanities than ‘rich’. In literary studies, especially, richness is an undisputed - if largely uninterrogated good…” (371). She uses the word rich and richness multiple times since it is connected with interpreting and deep reading, but the critic loses richness, when he practices surface reading. Love asserts at the beginning of her essay, “richness signifies qualities associated with the complexity polyvalence of texts and with the warmth and depth of experience” (371)....   [tags: traditional hermeneutics, ]
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Are the Rich Happy by Stephen Leacock and Homeless by Anna Quindlen - For this discussion, I have chosen “Are the Rich Happy?” written by Stephen Leacock (1916) for my narrative essay and “Homeless” written by Anna Quindlen (n.d.) for my descriptive essay. In this essay discussion, I am going to compare/contrast the author’s purpose, the intended audience, and the impact on the reader’s that each author intended to accomplish through the essay that they wrote; I also plan to show that the descriptive essay communicates the author’s point of view superior to that of the narrative essay....   [tags: contrast narratve vs descriptive essays]
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Unconventional Marketing Methods - Advertisements began in the mid-1800s when descriptive ads were placed in periodicals, newspapers, or on a poster with typographical descriptions of a product. (Heller and Chwast 25) “PAYN & McNaughton’s Fine Smoking Tobacco. Albany” [Figure 3.1] was an advertisement selling tobacco informing the name of the shop, the product, and location of where to buy. Businesses realized the advantages of successfully advertising a product, which caused advertising to grow and imagery to be added to type by the end of the 1800s....   [tags: Adverttisement, Descriptive Ads, Periodicals]
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My Visit to the American Museum of Natural History - The three Halls that I visited at the American Museum of Natural History were: Halls of the Pacific Peoples, Northwest Coast Indians and Asian peoples. All of these Halls were distinctly different from each other, although I enjoyed viewing all three, my favorite Hall was that of Asian Peoples. Of special interest was the Hall of Northwest Coast Indians, since I was able to witness and play in my head, a reel of the transformations it has gone through since the time of Franz Boas, as described in an article “A Magic Place”....   [tags: Culture, World History, Descriptive Essay] 3049 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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Description of My Room - The place where I feel the most comfortable, and show my personality, is my bedroom. This is the place where I can really be myself and do what I want; it’s the place I come home to, and wake up every day. My room makes me feel comfortable because it is my own space. My house is always crazy, with my dog barking, and my siblings running around making noise, my room is the only place in the house where I can come and relax without caring about everything else, the only place that I can go to clear my mind....   [tags: Descriptive Essay] 674 words
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My Favorite Teacher Helped Me Get Over My Ex - At the end of my freshman year of high school, my boyfriend broke up with me. He was the only boyfriend I had ever had and I was completely devastated. I had always written a little on my own and had been good in English classes, but I never wrote as much as I did that summer. I was hurt, angry, and feeling incredibly insecure. Writing was my salvation. It was the only way I had to express my feelings because I did not really have anyone to talk to about my feelings and concerns. For the entire summer, I moped around and wrote depressing poems constantly....   [tags: narrative, descriptive] 1662 words
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A Shop Window At Christmas - Winter was coming in London and the shop window looked dull and drab in it’s out of season clothes. The shop window had an out of character sense about it, as Christmas was coming and the shop still had the dusty decorations of all hallows eve in it for sale. The windows looked like they hadn’t been cleaned for months. The door hadn’t swung open for weeks and so the interior had gradually faded into a state of disrepair and had lost even the pretence of a greatly visited and popular shop. In short, it was as dirty as a pigsty if not dirtier....   [tags: Descriptive Writing, Descriptive Essay] 534 words
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The Invigorating Meadow - The Invigorating Meadow The burgeoning green of the meadow in May was gloriously lush, radiant really. I searched for enough descriptive words to distinguish the greens I saw—emerald and viridian; olive, pea and lime; verdigris and malachite. I became giddy surrounded by robust greenery. Indeed, it was a green felicity, and the trials and doldrums of winter disappeared with the exhilaration I felt watching emerging blades, vines, and shoots. As the meadow’s growth flourished, I kept track of the succession of plants....   [tags: Observation Essay, Descriptive Essay] 1227 words
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My Mother’s Dining Room - My favorite place in my mother’s house is the dining room. Every year, my mother’s house is chosen, by all of our family members, to host the holiday dinners and parties because of how elegant her dining room is. As you walk thru the long narrow hallway on your way to the dining room, you see huge pictures of family members hung on both sides of the smooth colorful wall. It seems like you’re walking forever, then you finally reach the door of the infamous dining room. You’re first greeted by the tall, wide, almond color and trimmed in gold door....   [tags: Descriptive Writing, Descriptive Essay] 463 words
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A Puerto Rican Paradise - I hike the steep, winding trail, a soft, fresh breeze tickling my face, filtered sunlight streaming through the thick foliage above me. As I journey through El Yunque National Park’s magnificent rainforest in Puerto Rico, towering, majestic, emerald-green trees build a leafy canopy over my head. I see a monstrous snail, a bright sheen on its beautiful tan-and-gray spiral shell. A bit later, I come to a small section of trampled ferns. An earthy, pungent scent fills my nose as I warily draw closer to examine the crushed green undergrowth....   [tags: Descriptive Essays, Descriptive Writing] 549 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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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 Endless Day - As I wake up, I force open my eyes breaking through what the sandman has deposited from the night before. I must have slept with my mouth open because I can taste the stale saliva that is now in my mouth, making me desperately want a glass of water. Rolling over to the edge of my bed I started gazing lazily at my small and cluttered room. My eyes pass around my room and over the different girls in bikini posters that multiple friends have given me over the years until I reach my alarm clock, seven-thirty....   [tags: Descriptive Writing, Descriptive Essay] 669 words
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The Meadow Pond - A short walk to Meadow Pond: following the stone wall up the dirt road, FOR SALE sign next to an empty house with a clear-cut yard. Struggling to escape the perpetual thoughts that always seem to pull me in – where do we go from here. – a golden smile in the afternoon sunlight – branded to my mind like a red hot iron, trying to dismiss them. Looking up at the road ahead of me, I smile – only thoughts. The cold air hits the skin of my face and I stick my hands in my pockets. Pete, our neighbor, pops out of the bend in the road, walking his old black lab....   [tags: Descriptive Writing, Descriptive Essay] 749 words
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The Mysterious Night - During this specific night, an army of mysterious, murky clouds seized control of divine sky, devouring the sun. Favored by the troops, the moon, displaying its glorious luminescence upon a shadowy city, wins a triumphant victory over the sun. A ferocious leader of the army activates the withdrawal then leads dedicated soldiers to west as if they are tracking down a wild dog. On the other hand, the city transmits its vivid and righteous illuminations back to the sky to let people in the “second floor” know that “era of tranquility” began....   [tags: Descriptive Writing, Descriptive Essay] 603 words
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Labor and Childbirth - The Event of a Lifetime - Childbirth - The Event of a Lifetime A description can never be as vivid as an event that has been experienced. An experience can never be as defining as an event that has left you changed. Under the intensity of childbirth, you're more likely to remember details that would otherwise go unnoticed. All the scenes come together to leave a permanent imprint on the mind's eye. The hospital room holds all the usual scenery: rooms lining featureless walls, carts full of foreign devices and competent looking nurses ready to help whatever the need be....   [tags: Observation Essay, Descriptive Essay] 709 words
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Merrill Lynch Internship Experience - This summer I was offered an internship for Merrill Lynch in my hometown of Towson, Maryland. For eight weeks, I worked five days a week for an average of thirty hours. There are numerous Merrill Lynch offices in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. Offices in Annapolis and Baltimore are greater in numbers and advisors. The Towson region only has about fifteen advisors and four client assistants. However, almost all of those advisors started their careers in Baltimore. The Towson office was for more established advisors who already have a distinguished client list....   [tags: Personal Narrative Descriptive Internship] 1771 words
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A Spring Morning at Grandma’s Antique Shop - The sun catches on the many colors of transparent glass: Forest green, cobalt blue, peachy pink, and amber yellow forms a surrealistic prism around the room. In the swirling colors, Victorian dolls dance. This is the image that comes to mind when I think of a spring morning at Grandma’s Antique Shop. Gravel crunches as I walk toward the old gray house. Above the steps is a baby blue sign that reads "Todd's Treasures," a hoe and rake form a pyramid over the sign. The steps are wooden and give gently with each quick step I take....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 1492 words
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Foxwoods: Pleasure in the Absence of Sin? - Fifty two miles from Providence, on Route 2 off Interstate 95 you will find a purple and turquoise glow in the middle of the Connecticut woods. On the Mashantucket Pequot reservation, the largest gambling casino in the world —Foxwoods, sits nestled among massive, old growth trees and modest hills. Route 2 cuts a straight shot through the woods. An endless row of headlights returning from the casino illuminates both sides of the rural, two-lane road, and a string of brake lights guide the way towards a land run by rules of luck, addiction, and money....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 3299 words
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Where I Will be in Ten Years - As a senior in high school many students ponder the big question of life that seems to be asked by many. No that question is not where do you want to go to college, what are you doing after high school, that question would be where do you see yourself in ten years. As I reflect on my childhood I have many dreams and aspirations that I would like to accomplish within the next ten years of my life. In ten years I can see myself having many of my goal accomplished, if not accomplished, I will be working on accomplishing those goals to fulfill my life....   [tags: Descriptive Essays, Descriptive Writing] 734 words
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A Torrential Downpour in the South - What causes fascination. Perhaps it is our inherent curiosity of the unknown. Why then, do we often marvel at the most mundane of phenomena. Wherein lies the secret to this sensation of phenomenal wonder - the ability to perceive the ordinary with a unique sensual acuity. I cannot claim to have this aforementioned acuity, but I have endeavored on many occasions to hunt for the intriguing in what is plain - to experience ‘phenomenal wonder’. There are experiences which do not require acuity to fascinate us - the mystical....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 780 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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The Turning Point in My Life - I was in my final year at high-school. I was only seventeen and the pressure of knowing that the outcome of school results would determine my whole life ahead finally got to me. I snapped. One day, in the absence of my parents, I ran away from home, hoping never to return. This was the turning point in my life. With an incomplete education on one hand, I was a lost soul, unaware of what to do or where to go. I ran into a group of people who claimed they could assist me out of this dark web I was now tangled in....   [tags: Descriptive Essays, Descriptive Writing] 500 words
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Where I Rest My Head - This is the area where I rest my head. I'm not giving in to calling this "home" because home is where the heart is. I live in the "court district" of downtown Los Angeles. With the influx of the Yuppies, however, it is now called the "historic core," We are standing on the corner of Sixth and Broadway. On the south side of the street heading east there are only two office buildings, yet there are many shops. The first is a jewelry shop. Walking past, we find two clothing stores that sell inexpensive women's clothing....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 1028 words
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A Hazy Memory from Childhood - Recalling a favorite childhood place is not an easy endeavor for a person of my temperament. Through a hazy memory instances and occurrences come fleeting through my mind like clouds floating across a colored sky. I can recall happy memories, and sad ones. Both are there, only their shapes differ; clouds too offer up different shapes. My problem lies in the actual choosing of a place that I can call favorite. Many different places come to mind, but each one has to be ruled out, for always some glitch appears and floats across a foggy memory that has not yet been burned away by the hot summer sun....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 1098 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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A Day at the Lake - A quaint aroma of pure harmony and happiness is abroad the marvelous lake designed by years of change. It is a therapeutic retreat hidden from the world we entertain. Soft winds caress your neck as one nears the out-lying woods that surround this satisfaction achieved dwelling. As soon as the beautiful trees with fall colors start to dispel their leaves, it is as if a blanket is covering the forest for a nice nap. There is a road with winding turns, telescopic mountain passageways, and marvelous tunnels to enter the lake....   [tags: Descriptive Essays, Descriptive, Observation] 661 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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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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My High School Locker - "Here's your locker combination. Just go right down that hall," said Mrs. Breech pointing toward the sophomore hall. I walked into the sophomore hall so that I could find my locker and make sure that my combination worked. I turn the shiny black dial right to 27, left to 49, right again to 32. Clicking at each number, the lock clicked once more as I lifted the small silver latch. I was ecstatic that my clean, creamy white locker had the correct combination. That would make my life a lot easier when school started in two weeks....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 663 words
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Life in a Trailer - Imagine being forced to live with your family in a house half the size of your living room for four months. It doesn't exactly sound like a teenager's dream. But for me this nightmare came true this summer when we moved out of our 2,500 square foot house into a 29-foot pull trailer. Why, you might ask. Well, we had recently sold our house and decided to build a new one on Rogers Mesa. Since we had to be out by May 10th and we couldn't find any place to rent, we were forced to purchase a travel trailer to live in during the summer while our new home was being built....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 1446 words
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Vacation In Myrtle Beach - Last summer my friends and I packed up and took a trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The excitement of the strip and the relaxation of the beach allured me to this particular vacation spot. If you are looking for an entertaining and relaxing way to spend the hot days of summer, Myrtle Beach has plenty to offer. Myrtle Beach stretches up the coast of South Carolina and North Carolina. The drive takes approximately six hours from East Tennessee State University. Our trip during the summer made for a great vacation, the temperature stayed between the 80’s and 90’s, perfect sun tanning weather....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 954 words
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The Roller Skating Rink - I have been fortunate enough to have traveled around the world and I will admit that California embellishes the soul in a unique way, apart from the rest of the world. I have lived on the blue corner house at in California on and off for as long as I can remember. My next door neighbors at the time were two Caucasian older women. They were thin and very tall, with shoulder length brown hair, with fine age lines covering their faces, necks and hands. In front of my house lived an Asian family of 5, who was always curteous enough to greet me and next to them lived Becky and Pat....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 903 words
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Memories of The Park - I smell the cool crisp autumn air rustling over the fragile carpet of shriveled leaves. I hear a faint rock tune in the distance: Keep Rollin Rollin. Yeah!: I’m almost there… I feel a sudden burst of energy and suspension rush over me and through my veins, like a little kid in a candy shop. I begin to gaze over the bright color monkey bars and toys as I step onto the main platform of the play area. I smell the clean woodchips bringing back distant memories of County Park. I’m here. I step over a lively emerald green plant and turn to hear no longer the rock tune but a bunch of ear-piercing screams coming from a group of small kids running on a jungle gym as though the grim reaper was right...   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 722 words
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Big Bird Primary School - As the morning slowly dawns and the sun begins to beam through the light boxes on the top of the spacious classrooms, the tables and chairs begin to glow. Around the edge of the child’s playground the golden and red leaves begin to whistle in the wind like the sound of a child’s toy, whilst the sound of the crying babies echoes through the grounds of Big Bird Primary School as if it were a stuck record. When the children have arrived and the playground has began to fill with fragile, pleasant little children ready for new day of fun learning....   [tags: Descriptive Essays, Descriptive Writing] 957 words
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The Ski Trip - I was the first person to ski off of the chairlift that day; arriving at the summit of the Blackcomb Mountain, nestled in the heart of Whistler, Canada. It was the type of day when the clouds seemed to blanket the sky, leaving no clue that the sun, with its powerful light, even existed anymore. It was not snowing, but judging by the moist, musty, stale scent in the air, I realized it would be only a short time before the white flakes overtook the mountain. As I prepared myself to make the first run, I took a moment to appreciate my surroundings....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Descriptive Essays, Descriptiv] 750 words
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The Bookcase - Standing a mere three feet tall at most, it guards the door of my bedroom as a silent sentry. Its dual levels have been incessantly reordered to house each item in an aesthetic and efficient manner. The faded brown of the wood highlights the array of bright covers that lay at the front, patiently waiting to be withdrawn and analyzed once more. This humble bookcase is the crowning jewel of my personal space. The walls are lined with a diverse selection of truly enthralling books, all penned by arguably the most astute minds of all time....   [tags: Descriptive Essays, Descriptive Writing] 657 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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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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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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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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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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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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A Visit to A Mosque In America - A Visit to A Mosque In America Driving along the highway, all eyes are drawn as a magnet to the unique building with its golden dome and unusual architecture. The Islamic Center is located at the base of a residential street in a small neighborhood. The center houses an Islamic school, a community center, an international school and the Mosque, which is the place of worship for Muslims. There are many misconceptions regarding Islam and Muslims. In reality most Muslims are non-Arabs and most live outside the Middle East....   [tags: Descriptive Religion] 1203 words
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The Olympic Torch - Anticipation filled my body, from the tip of my head to the extreme bottom of my toes. The winter wonderland and holiday atmosphere still filled the quaint and immaculate little city. Glowing, twinkling lights covered every single tree as if it was being invaded by a giant army of fireflies. I, along with the rest of the town, was impatiently waiting for the Olympic torch to arrive. Standing on Main Street with my dad and sister, I could feel the frigid air engulf my petite body as the sun disappeared behind the world, as I knew it....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 1054 words
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The Elk Hunt - With the hopes that it wouldn't snow, I traveled to Silverton Colorado with my dad in October. My dad and I had six elk tags for the very first rifle season. We pulled our camp trailer down to a nice wooded area about five miles before you get into town. The camp sight was about a quarter mile off of the highway. There were trees all around the camping spot; the only break in the trees was where the road came through. We set up our camp trailer the day before season started. We had set our alarm for four o'clock the next morning, and we went to bed early....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 1131 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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Fond Childhood Memories - It was a maddening rush, that crisp fall morning, but we were finally ready to go. I was supposed to be at State College at 10:00 for the tour, and it was already eight. My parents hurriedly loaded their luggage into the van as I rushed around the house gathering last minute necessities. I dashed downstairs to my room and gathered my coat and my duffel bag, and glanced at my dresser making sure I was leaving nothing behind and all the rush seemed to disappear. I stood there as if in a trance just remembering all the stories behind the objects and clutter accumulated on it....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 1267 words
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Forever and Always - Forever and Always Some people believe in miracles. Other people argue that fate is what makes day turn into night and the waves rise high and low crashing over a ship at sea or carrying it to the shore safely. A person of faith will say that ones’ life is controlled by a higher power greater than fate itself. Shannon has heard every excuse, rhyme or reason as to what exactly wills each life changing event. She occasionally agrees, yet never disagrees for reasons that would just be impolite. It is what only she knows in her heart, and in a place that even her heart cannot reach, that wills her to live through each day and keeps her anticipating the comfort of her empty bed at night....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 1462 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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Christmas Shopping Chaos - Few events require as much skill and as much use of the five senses, or six if there is another sense (which can only give its possessor the upper hand at this highly competitive time), as Christmas shopping. Sight must be incorporated in the thrilling hunt for the perfect parking space, or in event of its absence, a parking space. Looking for empty spaces, cars leaving spaces, cars that will dart in front of other cars for a space, and gauging distance to dart in front of another car for a parking space....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive, Observation] 734 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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The Dance Club - Young adults sometimes have a struggle to find something exciting and safe to do on the weekend. It’s hard to find fun things that are not too dangerous. In the past, finding excitement has been a challenge for me, also, but in recent years I personally have found excitement in dance clubs and dance music. I find dance clubs, with large crowds of young people, usually eighteen years and older can be a place to let loose of the weekday pressures and just have fun. With the large crowds, clubs usually sell out and long lines form outside, with people waiting to get into the “crazy environment of the club.” Clubs usually are very well prepared for this scenario, of handling large crowds, by...   [tags: Descriptive Essays, Descriptive, Observation] 732 words
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The County Fair - You could smell the excitement. Girls, boys, women, men, babies, everyone. If you stepped into a fairground at anytime it would be writhing will people packed to the rafters unable to move, any shape any age and I guarantee, every single one of them would be having a great time. The first ride you go on would be a “Midi”. A “Midi” is a ride not as boring as the floating swans, but not as scary as the Oblivion, for example. You see the boring ones are called “Bozes”, because they are just – boring, the scary ones are called “Scazes” because like I said they are scary then the bits in between are called “Midis” you really go on them to get started off because if y...   [tags: Descriptive Essays, Descriptive, Observation] 574 words
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My Great Uncle - I'm embarrassed to say my second thought was that of relief when my mother called to say that he was dead. It had only been a short time, but I could never deal with someone being in pain or the thought of a machine keeping them from going to a better place. After all of his children, and a few extended family members had shown up and said their good byes, finally, it was over. In the past few years his health had been extraordinary. He always seemed to be in the best of health, one minute he would be out at the ranch helping a hand and the other minute he would be in his khaki pants and pin stripped polo shirt out on the golf coarse hoping for that hole in one....   [tags: Descriptive Essays, Descriptive Writing] 933 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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A Day at the Lake - The water beats at the bank feel gently, and resides carefully to avoid over soaking it. The air is fresh and overwhelming with cool gushes of wind blowing past, provoking the trees to yawn and some times sleep. It was a lovely Valentine day and perfect for a picnic at Lake Lavon. The grass was soft and green, reserved for those who wanted to lie down or sit. A sweet aroma of flowers overflowed near by like s shinning light, but was hidden by the untrimmed bushes and wildly growing trees. Up above me was the beautiful, high noon blue sky spotted with fluffy, white clouds and airplanes flying by....   [tags: Descriptive Essay] 631 words
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The Beach: A New Day - A new day has begun. Slowly ascending into the cold dark sky, the sun glows vibrantly with delight. The passionate colours fill the sky with warmth like the pink grapefruits, zesty lemons, citrus oranges and cherry red. The sea so subtle sparkles preciously as it strolls up against the shore. The crystal water that stretch out far into the horizon gets darker and deeper but stays very calm. Walking on a land of gold, the sand being so soft and smooth, glistens as it reflects the suns rays with joy....   [tags: descriptive, narrative] 475 words
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The Beach - Rise Again - The sunrise. What a sight. The dreary dark of the night is lifting. It is being invaded by my strong sunrays. The silver ark has finally vanished. The night finished, my stretched arms appear filling the beach like a toddler colouring in their colouring book. Not perfect but getting there. My vibrant yellow and orange rays pierce through the cold of the night seeking out the damp from under the rocks warming every crack. As I was filling the beach with warmth I noticed a beautiful looking crab scuttling across the shoreline zigzagging and darting across the golden sand, trying to get to the rock pools adjacent to the beach....   [tags: narrative, descriptive] 1084 words
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My Teacher is my Muse - So I took the class because there was nothing else offered that semester that seemed even remotely interesting. My choices were slim. I mean it was Advanced Latin for Geeks, Bowling for Advanced Dorks, or this: The Creative Self. Even though I had always looked upon poetry as a non-serious art, a flaky girly thing to do, I had done my fair share of writing, mostly put into teenage angst ridden song lyrics, but still, how different could this be--I could probably just use my old songs and hand them in as new poetry....   [tags: narrative, descriptive] 1439 words
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My Hardest English Teacher - I always thought that I was a talented writer. By writing, I mean conveying my thoughts or ideas in ways that people found interesting and fun. Writing came easy to me, and I could write pages of original ideas and thoughts in a matter of minutes. It was fun and easy - not something I had to work hard at. That was until I entered into the tenth grade. That year in Honors AP English, my whole writing style was turned upside down. We were no longer writing the "In my opinion." or "I think." papers....   [tags: narrative, descriptive] 1123 words
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Describing Love - Describing Love Love is the ultimate prize in life, the gift that I am most thankful for. The description of love is found in every smile, every pounding heart, and the sweet taste of every single kiss. Love is an emotional feeling deep inside the human soul. Love is the basis of every day life, and it gives us the power to feel so affectionately for one another. I would give up just about everything in my life for love, because I could never be more thankful for anything else. Love is found on the battle field of two passion driven hearts....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Descriptive, Description] 629 words
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The Police Raid - The chilled fall wind swirled through the crowds of kids as they mingled amongst each other. The sound of chatter filled the air, as kids were everywhere. Blaring music swam through the groups of kids as they slammed cup after cup of their beverage. It was Dakota's homecoming weekend and we were partying as if the team had just won the Super Bowl. Nothing was stopping us from enjoying the wonderful weekend. I stood next to my cousin Matt, who lived in the minute town of Dakota, and watched all the people....   [tags: descriptive essaay] 1024 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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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 Private Library - Just like waking up in the morning and inhaling my first conscious-breath of the day, reading is something essential to me. As I child, I used to dream of having my own and private reading place where I would sit and spend my whole day reading my favorite books without any disturbance. Thanks to my dreams, I now have a wonderful private library in my house. This place is not similar to any other ordinary library but a mini place where you can find a massive number of interesting books of different varieties....   [tags: Descriptive Essay] 767 words
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Holiday Shopping - Holiday Shopping As I skim through the Chadwick’s mail-order catalog, I come across a woman, who looks as if she is in her mid-thirties, standing outside on the snow-covered ground. Her gloved hand is arched back in a ready-to-throw position with a snowball resting in her palm. The woman is wearing a ¾ length gray wool coat and black leather gloves, which catches my eye. The serene, white-topped leaves of the pine trees lean in different directions, waiting for spring to arrive. “Winter is a breeze if you buy this coat” is the message I receive from this friendly-gestured woman....   [tags: Descriptive Essays Psychological]
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