Tomorrow, I'll post an essay about my garden using the things I learned below.
Dominant Impression Can Help You Write Better Description
When writing a description, the dominant impression (or implied main idea), created (through use of the senses, metaphor and other rhetorical devices) helps determine the purpose of your writing.
Framework for Writing:
- Opening: Clearly identify the place you are describing.
- Include a statement that hints at a dominant impression.
- Body: Use a variety of details (sensory, factual, and figurative)
- Include thoughts and feelings.
- Use either spatial order or order of importance.
- Conclusion: End with a statement that wraps up your description.References: Element of Language, Third Course by Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2001Pearson Learning Centre: Tips for Writers by Brad Hyde, http://palc.sd40.bc.ca/palc/Archive/writingtips/dominantimpress.htm