Example of a Descriptive Essay

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  • Example Of Descriptive Research Paper

    “You are just like your grandfather.” Is something I’ve heard almost weekly for as long as I can remember. It is also the best compliment I will ever receive. If there is someone I could ever strive to be like it would be Kenneth Lampp. Sitting in his office chair with his white hair brushed back, ready to be hidden under a cowboy hat for the rest of the day. His wrinkles are like deep trenches that hold 84 years of laughter, love, war, and wisdom. You can almost read the history on his face. His eyebrows raise just a tad when he smiles. His smile, which favors his right side, reveal the dimples you often see in pictures of him as a young boy on a southern Texas cotton farm. His eyebrows look like a bushel of dead brambles, white, unkempt and overlapping one another. His eyes, closed by the sun, are as sharp as a hawk. His eyes remind me of a blue sky in the dead of winter, uncommon but never unwanted. His oversized ears do him no justice when grandma continually calls for him from the basement door. His skin is tan from working outside his entire life. Touching his skin reminds me of the sandpaper we used on the birdhouse we built together last spring. The broad, stalky frame he walks in isn’t nearly as strong as the demeanor he carries. His thick, powerful legs are almost looked at as stronger than the horse he rides. His belly is big and round much like a starving Ethiopian child’s. However, his appetite is underrated when defined as healthy. Prickly black and gray…

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  • Atlanta Police Descriptive Essay Example

    Descriptive Essay I chose to do my internship at Atlanta Police Department CID Unit. This is the investigations unit they follow up with victims after an Atlanta police officer takes the report. An investigation officer deals with about 20 caseloads a day. When the investigator calls the victim, they ask them to explain what happened and they advise how they can proceed with the case, whether that be to look at cameras of the crime or to take a warrant out on the person they…

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  • The Tell Tale Heart Figurative Language Analysis

    Characters have minds, feeling, moods, and looks, just like humans and we put them in a text and can’t help pretending that they exist. In the short story “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, the author uses descriptive writing and figurative language to develop the characters. “The Tell-Tale Heart” is a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe that uses descriptive writing to develop the characters in a way to make the story interesting. One example is, “Many a night, just at midnight,…

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  • Compare And Contrast Perfume And Chronicle Of A Death Foretold

    The memorable impact of novels and short stories arise from the careful and often brilliant creation of detail by the writers. The purpose of this essay is to explore the role and impact of a few significant details in the novels Perfume by Patrick Suskind and Chronicles of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Both works encompass a handful of similar descriptive details. An example of a descriptive detail shared amongst both works would be the sense of smell. Another example of both of…

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  • Self Objectification Research

    aim of this research is to explore the role of age and group norms, on levels of self-objectification. This will be studied quantitatively and if hypothesises are supported, would provide evidence that the influence of injunctive and descriptive group norms may depend on what age group you belong to. Self-objectification is a form of self perception in which one sees themselves as having the properties of an object and regards themselves from a third-person perspective (Fredrickson & Roberts,…

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  • Increasing Diversity In Congress

    If increasing descriptive representation was a goal of the redistricting process across the country, it would likely result in more women and minorities as congresspersons. Increasing the diversity in Congress is an important goal, both because having descriptive representation increases people’s confidence in Congress, as well as because having more diverse backgrounds and personal experiences in Congress increases the diversity of bills that are introduced on the floor (Schildkraut, Sept. 22).…

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  • Life Under The Doublespeak Office Analysis

    is to explain what doublespeak is. The author, William Lutz also gives examples of doublespeak. As the author, William Lutz, stated in the essay, Life under the Chief Doublespeak Office, in paragraph one, ‘The meaning of Doublespeak is language that only pretends to say something; it’s language that hides, evades or misleads’ (Lutz, n.d., para 1). An example that the author, William Lutz uses in the essay Life under the Doublespeak Office, is “With doublespeak, no truck driver is the worst…

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  • Character Development In The Alligators By John Updike

    To show show character development throughout the story “The Alligators” Author John Updike uses symbolism, descriptive language, and dialogue. The story begins when a beautiful young girl, named Joan joins their school and everyone is cruel to her, at first. Then around the middle of the story Charlie thinks he’s fallen in love with her, because of a dream he has, and so he tells everyone and tries to talk to Joan. However at the end of the story everyone becomes nicer Joan and it’s revealed…

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  • Normative Theory Paper

    under uncertainty, understanding descriptive and normative analyses of financial decisions may lead to improved choices. Normative theories of rational choice address the decisions anticipated by rational agents. This theory assumes that agents have stable preferences and engage in maximizing behavior. Descriptive theories try to characterize the actual choices implemented; recognizing that agents display biases in their economic decision-making and use heuristics to implement investment…

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  • The Descriptive Techniques Used In Parkinson's Alley

    The descriptive style of writing used in Joy Horowitz’s Parkinson’s Alley helps connect the reader to the individuals, their struggles and the problem that is threatening livelihoods in Visalia, California. Without the description embedded in this article, it could be very easy for the readers to get lost or lose interest. A tie is created after you learn a thing or two about “A big, friendly bear of a man” (Horowitz) who has been ultimately screwed over by his government when they decide to do…

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