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Descriptive Essay -The Dump - The Dump     My mom and I were cleaning up our attic this weekend, and in the process I found all sorts of old junk that I had forgotten about. Of course, I wanted to keep everything I saw; otherwise, I would not have stashed it there in the first place. But after standing over me and prying my hands off of every item that I encountered, my mom finally convinced me to haul all of my broken treasures to the Dump. I wince at the thought of having to brave the ever-present gloom that reigns there....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 683 words
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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 - Fond Memories - Fond Memories It was a maddening rush, that crisp fall morning, but we were finally ready to go. I was supposed to be at Western 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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Descriptive Essay - The Baseball Diamond - The Baseball Diamond Many people don't understand the point in playing baseball. Why would someone swing a stick, hit a ball, and try to get back to where they started before the ball returns. What pleasure is there in that. Why not participate in a sport like wrestling or track where there is an obvious level of individual improvement and therefore pleasure. Well, I play baseball because of the love I have for the sport, and because of the feeling that overwhelms me every time I walk onto a baseball field....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 1487 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] 379 words
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Descriptive Essay - The City Dock - The perfect place in Naples 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 Naples 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] 418 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 - Fifth Avenue - Naples is a very unique city that attracts people from all over the world to its beautiful surroundings. Amongst the pristine beaches and championship golf courses, a teenager can find many entertaining locations. One such area can be found in downtown Naples on Fifth Avenue. Along this stretch of road near the beach lies a vast array of shops, cafes, restaurants, and other establishments. I often find myself spending many nights on Fifth Avenue, walking along the tree-lined streets or sitting in one of the numerous cafés or restaurants....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 451 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 - The Meadow - The Meadow           On a crisp autumn afternoon, I sat idly under an enormous oak tree watching as a whirlwind whisked across the rolling hills of  the meadow.  As it passed by me, the whirlwind scooped up a dormant pile of leaves lying next to the oak tree.  The leaves appeared to come alive twisting, turning, and dancing about the meadow.  They were sporting their new fall colors of red, orange, brown, and yellow.   The brittle autumn leaves seemed to be having a party.  As the party moved out of sight, I began to think about the last time I visited the meadow.  The memories of my last visit are vivid with relaxed and peaceful thoughts  motivated by the images, scents, and sounds of the meadow....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing, Observatio] 518 words
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Descriptive Essay - The Woods in Autumn - The Woods in Autumn It is not true that the close of a life which ends in a natural fashion- --life which is permitted to put on the display of death and to go out in glory- --inclines the mind to rest. It is not true of a day ending nor the passing of the year, nor of the fall of leaves. Whatever permanent, uneasy question is native to men, comes forward most insistent and most loud at such times. There are still places where one can feel and describe the spirit of the falling of leaves....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing, Observatio] 564 words
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Descriptive Essay - The Swimming Pool - Descriptive Essay - The Swimming Pool The tiles were still dirty from the residue of chlorine and pittle combined into one thick layer of impossible gunk. This gunk surrounded the edge of pool right where the water met the lowest part of the tile and was even apparent underneath the shallow water fountain around the back end. The ring had been worn away in spots where the missus had got so fed up that she was gonna put an end to this "ring of filth" once and for all. A few times she had started, but had always found a broken nail or straying hair to become spontaneously obsessive about when her arm got tired of scrubbing....   [tags: Description, Observation] 543 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] 711 words
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Descriptive Essay: A Healing Place - In my hometown, there is not much to do on any night of the week, so many nights I found myself walking around town with my friends. After walking an hour of so we would often become tired and need a rest. The swing along the Mississippi River was always a great resting spot. The metal swing fits up to four people and has a great view of the Lock and Dam. Although the swing was cold when we first sat down, it would soon warm up and sometimes we would end up staying there for hours just talking....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples] 1218 words
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Descriptive Essay: Lou's Place - It is years later and I can still remember my first visit to Lou's Cafe. Stopping in to see if anyone could tell us where to locate the turn we had missed, my dad and I received a large dose of culture shock. It seemed as if we had opened the door to a place where time stood still. Miss Lou Dixon owns and runs that restaurant in the middle of Small Town, USA. Miss Lou has been in business at that location since 1954. Even though the place looks a little squalid, it is not for lack of care; in fact, Lou is proud of how clean she keeps her place....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Example] 1000 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: Grandpa's Place - Grandpa's Place I know to take one last breath of fresh, clean air before I open the front screen door and then the faded, chipped white wood door. I walk in, and the blend of the aroma of apples and old people suffocates me. As I walk in, the same two-year old cat food is right where it has been for the last six months: in front of the front door on the cold faded tile floor. The cat disappeared four months ago, but I guess there is still hope that he will come back one day. I approach the sliding wooden door to enter the front living room and see some bird feed on the floor that must have been spilled the previous week along with a stack of news papers....   [tags: Descriptive Essays, Observation Essay] 1126 words
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Descriptive Essay - The Wrestling Room - The Wrestling Room As I sit here with my eyes closed, I imagine a tropical breeze. The warm wet air slides over my face. The humidity seems almost heavy enough to crush me. As I take a deep breath, the realization that this is no tropical air comes crashing in. Instead of the refreshing scent of the ocean, or tropical plants, the taste of salt from sweat and a smell of the human body fill my lungs. The daydream is over. A shrill whistle sounds and the voice of coach Chuck booms through out the room, breaking the peace that was comforting the pain in my shoulder and bringing me back to reality....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples, Observation] 1401 words
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Descriptive Essay: My Home - The trees are passing along the street like steadily marching soldiers. The car is moving in monotonous rhythm, and the engine purrs soothingly like a cajoling cat. I’m turning on the radio and searching for my station. There it is, 89.7. Out of the loudspeakers come calm, classical music, which sooths my soul and summons memories from my childhood. I feel the tension leave, and I swim away to the days when I was a happy little girl without any problems or worries. Miraculously, the memories come alive for me....   [tags: Descriptive Essays 2014] 900 words
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Descriptive Essay - The Old Root Cellar - The Old Root Cellar Our summer trips to Colorado seemed to take forever. I was an eager four year old child who couldn't wait to get to my secret place. Every child has a special place: it might be a fort made out of sheets and couple of chairs, or maybe it's an easy chair that serves as a stage coach or a fighter plane. Maybe its a bed that becomes a ship protecting you from sharks. My special place was at my grandparents farm. My childhood was spent on military bases or in suburban neighborhoods....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 1401 words
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Descriptive Essay - Our Mountain Cabin - Our Mountain Cabin The ruckus from the bottom of the truck is unbearable, because of the noise and excessive shaking. As we slowly climbed the mountain road to reach our lovely cabin, it seemed almost impossible to reach the top, but every time we reached it safely. The rocks and deep potholes shook the truck and the people in it, like a paint mixer. Every window in the truck was rolled down so we could have some leverage to hold on and not loose our grip we needed so greatly. The fresh clean mountain air entered the truck; it smelt as if we were lost: nowhere close to home....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 1354 words
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Descriptive Essay - The Football Practice Field - The Beauty of the Football Practice Field Imagine a small town with green trees and windy roads slowly fading into the "dobes" of the desert that surround its southern border. Along with the desert is a vast mountain range that snuggles against its northern and eastern borders. The heart of this small town is its high school, which resides on the outer edge of the town where the green stops and the dry "dobes" begin. The school is completely surrounded by dry plains that stretch as far as you can see except for a small oasis of green grass....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 795 words
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Descriptive Essay - College Dorm Room - Filthy College Dorm Room As I lifted my head, I was greeted by at least fifty naked models, all in various X-rated positions, each eyeing me with an expression that suggested nothing but lust and desire. I stepped into the room, only to be overwhelmed with at least twenty-five more girls stripped of any trace of clothing. Although my legs were begging to walk my sickened body out the door, I brought myself together and looked at the reason I was forcing myself to stay there. I had to pee so badly, and a small, filthy toilet was only a few short steps across the chilled tile floor....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 1477 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: My Racing Heart - I was so tired, even attempting to keep my eyes open was a struggle. My whole body was drunk with fatigue after a hard day’s work, constantly staring at a computer screen and typing away as if in a solemn trance. My bony white hands, their blood frozen by the bitter winter frost were clutching to the steering wheel like a helpless man gripping the edge of a cliff, desperately holding on picturing his fate. My brain wanted to give in, to remain in the lapses of sleep that I kept drifting in and out of....   [tags: Descriptive Essay] 751 words
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Descriptive Statistics: Raw Data - ... Cronbach’s alpha indicates how well the items in a set are positively correlated to one another. This is to make sure that the scales are free of random or unstable errors and produce consistent results over time (Cooper & Schindler, 1998); 2. Descriptive statistics where the researcher used mean, standard deviation and variance to get an idea on how the respondents reacted to the items in the questionnaire. The major concern of descriptive statistics is to present information in a convenient, usable and understandable form (Runyon & Audry, 1980)....   [tags: Data Analysis, Standard Deviation, Variance] 756 words
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Three Descriptive Research Methods - One of of three methods used for descriptive research is the case study. The case study method is the oldest form of research used in psychology today. To help you better understand what case studies are I would recommend you think of an individual person case. Case study is when someone studies one person to explain things that happen for all of us. Basically applying the outcome to all people ; one representing all. Case studies will describe your behavior. In present day we have noticed that although the individual cases may be accurate, it only applies to that one person....   [tags: Psychology] 531 words
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Descriptive Essay about Sunset Beach - Ever since Sunset Beach has been officially opened to the public, there has been a drastic increase of tourists present. Television programs concluded that at least a thousand people visit the beach everyday. Reasons for their stay are that they feel comfortable with the environment that surrounds the beach front, people who are at the beach are joyous and numerous activities to enjoy, and the fresh scent of the sparkly waters, make the visitors feel calm and pleasurable. So I decided to take a trip there....   [tags: Description, narrative, descriptive] 742 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 Essay Example: The Hunting Camp - Hunting Camp Finally, the time was here. It was fall break, and I had nothing to do but sit around and enjoy life. This area was covered with dirt, and no matter how hard I tried, I would get filthy. I couldn't wait to get home to take a nice shower. Even though it was so dungy, it was a nice place to sit around and clear my mind. In the middle of September, my mother and I would go to the store to buy tons of food for hunting camp. At last, after being at the store for hours, we would be on our way to Black Mesa to meet my dad and my brothers....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples] 1652 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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Descriptive Essay: Our Summer Cabin - In my lifetime, I have been privileged to travel to some of the most beautiful places in the world. I have seen the rich fire of sunset over the Rocky Mountains and the brilliance of coral reefs in crystal blue Caribbean waters. No spot on earth, however, has yet surpassed the beauty of my childhood paradise, a place my family called Tamarack. Tamarack was a family camp and hunting lodge set deep in the heart of the Mountains. My earliest memories of it are fractured images of sights and sounds and smells--golden bars of sunlight through majestic oaks and elms, the ever-present smell of wood smoke and haunting echoes....   [tags: Observation Essay, Descriptive Essay] 2114 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 Essay - The Interesting Bus Ride Home - The Interesting Bus Ride Home When most people think about an eventful or memorable place, they almost certainly would not picture a bus. As we all know, buses are not exactly attractive. The design scheme is the same in almost every bus: rows and rows of brown seats, a thin black aisle down the middle of the bus, hundreds of hazy windows, and the big, lemon-yellow exterior. Not many people, I am sure, would consider buses to be an important part of their lives. However, if a person were to think about it, they would realize that they probably have had at least one memorable experience in their life that took place on a bus....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 1583 words
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Descriptive Essay - New York City in the Morning - A violin song pulls us out of sleep, dreams of trains and pineapples, like a silk rope. He notices the morning light come to the wall. In the city we left only a few days ago, we learned about waking up before dawn, not to the light, but to the stirring that moves the blood in our thighs and hands. The morning was ancient before the sun even rose. Rising early in New York City allows you to hear the birds on the street. When we emerged from the tight doorway leading out of the apartment, I saw that the color of the sidewalk and street matched the tone of the sky....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 513 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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Descriptive Language and The Lady of Shallot - Descriptive Language and The Lady of Shallot In any piece of lyrical poetry, authors must masterfully use the language of the poem to covey the intended meaning. In order to ensure the meaning is not lost, it is imperative that the author incorporates various aspects of the narrative to escalate the poem past its face value. Alfred Tennyson’s poem “The Lady of Shallot” is no exception to the rule. From lines like “blue unclouded weather” and “the gemmy bridle glitter’d free”, one can draw that descriptive language is Tennyson’s tool to revealing the underlying meaning (Griffith 334)....   [tags: The Lady of Shallot] 1353 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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A Beautiful Ideal: Advertising as Proscriptive, Not Merely Descriptive - ... He says, “Female hands are shown not as assertive or controlling of the environment, but as letting the environment control them… when women are shown holding something it often looks as if the hand is just resting there…In contrast the masculine touch is powerful and assertive… Instead of tentative the male touch is utilitarian, controlling, and bold” (Jhally…). Even a simple body part is manipulated by advertising to enforce traditional gender stereotypes. Jhally’s explanation is both descriptive of the current situation and it also exposes how advertising is prescriptive....   [tags: Marketing, Gender Issues, Media] 1093 words
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Descriptive Essay on Basketball Gym - The gym where I practice to win, the YMCA, is a place where I know who I am. It is a place I can go to escape my problems for awhile and release some stress. It is not the actual physical building, but rather the events that have occurred over the years. It is where I have formed some of the closest friendships. It is the place I have invested years of hard work for many of my accomplishments. To some it may seem odd that a place associated with sweat and physical pain can mean so much to one person....   [tags: description, Observation Essay] 709 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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Prescriptive Approach Vs Descriptive Approach to Language - French grammarian, Dominique Bonhours, proved on his deathbed that a grammarians work is never done when he gazed at those around his deathbed and whispered, "I am about to- or I am going to- die; either expression is used." Language is in a constant state of flux and there is always controversy to changes in and attitudes towards language. This is not something new, as it was the Romans that said the Vikings speech sounded like the 'cawing of crows' because of their harsh guttural sounds....   [tags: Linguistics] 723 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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Edgar Allan Poe's Use of Descriptive Language in The Pit and the Pendulum - Edgar Allan Poe's Use of Descriptive Language in The Pit and the Pendulum Edgar Allan Poe has been known for writing stories of mystery and horror. He has composed poems dealing with the occult. He favors those themes and ideas that people shy away from, death, pain, suffering, torture, terror, and fear. His gothic stories burn fright into the hearts of the reader or leave them with a sense of remorse for Poe's poor and unfortunate characters. Not many people have ever thought about how Poe goes about conveying these feelings to his readers and why it is so effective....   [tags: The Pit and the Pendulum] 1623 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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Descriptive Language in John Updike’s A & P and Anton Chekhov’s The Lady with the Dog - One of the talents necessary for great fiction is the ability to use descriptive language to captivate the audience and to allow them to visualize characters and scenery.  By using specific words and phrases, writers focus attention and stoke the imagination, to enable the reader to create in his/her own mind a unique and detailed setting. A striking way to illuminate the importance of this ability is to juxtapose an authors original text with less colorful wording.  For example, one can take certain exemplary samples from two different stories, John Updike’s “A & P” and Anton Chekhov’s “The Lady with the Dog” and dull down the language, to state it in a more factual manner, completely taking away any scenery the author so brilliantly created....   [tags: literary techniques, literary analysis] 1729 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 main part (Figure 1)....   [tags: Descriptive Essay] 365 words
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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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Description of My Room - Do you ever wonder why certain people have certain places that mean so much to them. When I think about my bedroom, I realize why those people are so touchy about what goes on in their rooms or who is touching things within the room, it’s because the things in that room are important to them and may have some meaningful memory behind it. A place like my room is a place where I know I can go to relax and be comfortable. It is also a place I know I can just be alone if I need to get away from certain things going on in the world....   [tags: Descriptive Essay] 1449 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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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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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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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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Afghanistan - This war-torn land shows nothing but death and the dying. The ground is muddy from the rain, it’s dank and sodden. Up above the trench line is barbed wire and … nothing else. No birds, no animals … no people. A few dead bodies of the brave men going to assassinate the enemy by night fall, but stopped dead in their tracks, they got picked off by the sharpshooters. No. No one ever makes it. Never. There is a constant sound of gun blasts and the sound of explosions from the grenades. The dark is lit up by the flashes of the guns against the silver clouded sky....   [tags: Descriptive Writing, Descriptive Essay] 800 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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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 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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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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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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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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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 Coffee Cup - I am finishing a cup of coffee. If it's a typical day, and if this about seven in the morning, then it's my first cup of the day. As I put the mug in the sink, I think already there's a lot to do. Soon I'll be at work. Mornings are frenetic there. Attorneys begin their days by listing every task that needs doing and they don't leave anything out. As a rule, the hours before lunch are spent pumping out authoritative letters printed on watermarked bond and only once it's clear that the firm will hit its mark for the day's business, will things quiet down....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Descriptive Essays] 1439 words
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