Writing Style- Part 2

Descriptive writing:

Descriptive writing’s main purpose is to describe. It is a style of writing that focuses on describing a character, an event, or a place in great detail. It can be poetic when the author takes the time to be very specific in his or her descriptions.

Example :

  • It is often poetic in nature.
  • It narrates places, events, situations or locations in a highly – detailed manner.
  • The author visualizes what he or she sees,  hears, tastes, smells and feels.

When would use descriptive writing

  • Poetry.
  • Journal or diary writing.
  • Nature Writing.
  • Descriptive passages in fiction.

Persuasive writing:

Persuasive writing’s main purpose is to convince. Unlike expository writing, persuasive writing contains the opinions and biases of the author. To convince others to agree with the author’s point of view, persuasive writing contains justifications and reasons.

Examples of persuasive writing

  1. Opinion and editorial newspaper pieces.
  2. Advertisements.
  3. Reviews.
  4.  Letters of recommendation.
  5. Letters of complaint.
  6.  Cover letters.

Narrative Writing

The narrative Writing main motive is to tell a story. The author will make several characters and tell you what happens to them. Novels, short stories,  poetry, and biographies can all come under the narrative writing style.




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