Descriptive writing paints a picture of a subject through the use of vivid imagery and specific detail. Descriptive writing tries to convey a particular impression of a person, place, or thing. Because descriptive writing uses strong “word pictures”, it is a great way to convey emotion and attitude. Vivid descriptions can be great tools for persuasion, and often add interest to introductions or conclusions.
We use descriptive writing in many different writing tasks, including