Purpose and Example Descriptive Text

Purpose and Example Descriptive Text

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Purpose and Example Descriptive Text

      In this occasion wi will discuss about Purpose and Example Descriptive Text.

Descriptive text is a text which says what a person or a thing is like. Its purpose is to describe and reveal a particular person, place, or thing.

       So, we can say that the descriptive text is the text that describes what kind of person or an object described, good shape, properties, number and others in particular. Goal (purpose) of the descriptive text is clear, namely to explain, DESCRIBE or disclose a specific individual or object. (Also read : Generic Structure of Spoof Text)

Generic Structure of Descriptive Text :

  1. Identification: contains the identification of matter / a will be described.
  2. Description: contains the explanation / description of the thing / person to mention a few properties.

Language features of Descriptive text :

  • Specific participant has a certain object, is not common and unique (only one). for example: Bandengan beach, my house, Borobudur temple, uncle Jim
  • 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..
  • Use the present tense sentence patterns simple sentence patterns used are simple present for telling the facts of object descriptions. (Also read other article at : Coffee May Help You Live Longer)
  • Action verbs, there are verbs that show an activity (activity can be seen), for example: run, sleep, walk, cut etc.

Example of Descriptive Text  :


       My Sphinx cat is the only pet I have. He has a little hair but is not totally hairless as he has a peach fuzz over much of his body. His coat is often a warm chamois. My Sphinx has a normal cat proportion.

       I like his tail although my mom say that it is like a rats tail. I love his usual color varieties including, tortoiseshell, chocolate, black, blue, lilac, chocolate etc. He is really an amazing cat. Believe it or not, he is very intelligent cat. He can respond my voice commands. read more