Generic Structure of Descriptive Text

Generic Structure of Descriptive Text

Generic Structure of Descriptive Text

Generic Structure of Descriptive Text

 One more material of studying kind of texts we will discuss, it is about the Generic Structure of Descriptive Text. However, in this material, we will also discuss the definition, the purpose, the language features, and the example of Descriptive Text. (Also read another article at : Definition and Purpose of Procedure Text)

Definition of Descriptive Text

Descriptive Text is a text that describes a particular person, thing (animal, plant, another thing) or place.

The purpose or Social Function of Descriptive Text

It has been mentioned in the meaning above so the purpose of Descriptive Text is to describe and reveal a particular person, place, or thing.

Generic Structure of Descriptive Text

  1. Identification => in the first paragraph, the purpose is to identify an object that you want to describe. The identification function is to introduce to the reader about the object that we are going to explain before we tell about the object in more detail in the next paragraph.
  2. Description => in the second paragraph and so on contains the properties that are attached to something that you have introduced to the reader in the first paragraph, such as shape, size, or physical appearance and characteristics.

Language Features of Descriptive Text

  • Focusing on a specific person, place, or thing

A specific participant has a certain object, is not common and unique (only one). for example Sanur beach, my room, Prambanan temple, aunt Paula.

  • Using Adjective

The use of the adjective (an adjective) to clarify the noun (noun) for example, be used for the following expression: a beautiful beach, a handsome man, the famous place in Jepara, etc. (Also read another article at : Teknik Start Berdiri Dalam Lomba Lari) read more