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To achieve this basic image on paper, a writer must look at the things being described as they really are or may have been, consider them from the eye of his/her mind and somehow clad them in words, to present them to the audience cast in the currency of the imagination. A talented author can make a reader see what s/he intends to put across precisely.
Take for example Shakespeare’s famous and incredible piece piece from Act II of "Antony and Cleopatra":
The barge she sat in, like a burnished throne,
Burnt on the water; the poop was beaten gold;
Purple the sails; and so perfumed that
The winds were love-sick with them…
On reading this piece your imagination shakes itself awake – you cannot help yourself visualising the scene in whole and in detail. This may be considered as more than descriptive; nevertheless, as far as the writer is concerned, it is merely descriptive.
How about Tennyson’s verses from "Come Down, O Maid":
Myriads of rivulets hurrying through the lawn,
The moan of doves in immemorial elms,
And murmur of innumerable bees.
This is the image of a sound, if you could have ever imagined it possible - a remarkable piece of descriptive writing.
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Lots of lessons: cause & effect, comparisons, linking signals, relative clauses, presenting information, expressing emotions and grammar games, of course. We had more lessons on: intensifying adverbs and phrasal verbs, expressing various concepts such as addition, exception, restriction and ambiguity. Lately we started some exercises: likes/dislikes, frequency adverbs (twice), verb tenses, etc.
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We looked at a few games by now: Countable & uncountable nouns, Free Rice, Name That Thing, Spell It, Spelloween, the Phrasal Verbs Game, Preposition Desert, The Sentence Game, Word Confusion, Word Wangling, Buzzing Bees, and The Verb Viper Game.
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