Essay about Fundamentals of All Good Writing

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Fundamentals of all good writing

Part one: pleasant/unpleasant description of the place
From a distance, one can see the silence and calmness of my compound. It looks humble and it is evident that anyone would want to walk around it to enjoy its wonderful nature. It extends approximately two meters away from the walls of the house and surrounds the house. It has a short well cut spreading grass that makes it look more attractive. A line of beautiful reddish in color flowers are planted equidistant from the walls of the house and the fencing of the compound. It runs around the compound in a circular shape. It is wonderful. The spreading short grass and the surrounding of the flowers makes the compound
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It is worth noting that the image of the compound remains the same despite showing contrasting impressions about the compound. Thus, the fact that the compound is decorated with umbrella like trees does not change despite the fact that the same trees contribute to the negative impression about the compound.
Several writers’ rhetorical tools have been used to bring out the contrasting impressions about the compound. Omission of details helps to achieve the intended meaning by the writer (lanham, 2001). I omitted details about the negative side of the trees planted around the compound in the first compound in order to bring out the positive impression about the compound. Using ‘show’ rhetorical tool makes a description more clear than when using ‘tell’. I used ‘show’ rhetorical tool by describing to the reader how the compound looks and all the components that make it beautiful rather than directly telling the reader that the compound is beautiful. I used ‘cozy’ to imply that the compound is comfortable for someone who might want to rest in it. This rhetorical tool is known as ‘word choice’ whereby a writer uses a different word to mean the same thing as another (Knoblauch & Brannon, 2004). Giving human attributes to a non-human living thing is known as personification (Lanham, 2001). Saying

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