Examples of descriptive essays Essay

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examples of descriptive essays

Appealing-to-the-Senses Description: Let the reader see, smell, hear, taste, and feel what you write in your essay.

The thick, burnt scent of roasted coffee tickled the tip of my nose just seconds before
the old, faithful alarm blared a distorted top-forty through its tiny top speaker. Wiping
away the grit of last night's sleep, the starch white sunlight blinded me momentarily as I
slung my arm like an elephant trunk along the top of the alarm, searching for the snooze
button. While stretching hands and feet to the four posts of my bed, my eyes opened after
several watery blinks. I crawled out of the comforter, edging awkwardly like a butterfly
from a cocoon, swinging my legs over the side of the bed. The dusty pebbles on the
chilled, wood floor sent ripples spiraling from my ankles to the nape of my neck when my
feet hit the floor. Grabbing the apricot, terri-cloth robe, recently bathed in fabric
softener and October wind, I knotted it tightly at my waist like a prestigious coat of
armor and headed downstairs to battle the morning.


When I was little, I loved visiting my relatives. Although I was a country girl, I didn't
have any brothers or sisters that were close to my age, nor did my parents enjoy some of
the outdoor events that my extended family did. But my aunts and uncles in Manchester,
Tennessee, were always doing something fun, especially my Uncle George. Uncle George loved
to laugh and he loved to fish and he loved me.

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