Monday, February 7, 2011

Dominant Impression

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, 2001
    Pearson Learning Centre: Tips for Writers by Brad Hyde,

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