Descriptive Text

English Language Arts, Grade 8


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Study Guide Descriptive Text English Language Arts, Grade 8

DESCRIPTIVE TEXT What is Descriptive Text? Descriptive writing appeals to the senses. Writers often create a mood by choosing specific descriptive words. Examples: Descriptive writing can be made more precise by using exact words. Figures of speech, such as similes and metaphors, are often used in descriptive writing. A simile is a comparison using the words like or as. A metaphor is also a comparison, but the words like or as are not used in a metaphor. Try This! 1] The aroma of brownies baking is a warm blanket on a chilly afternoon. This description uses which figure of speech? a] simile b] metaphor 2] Can you choose the word/s associated with a joyful mood? a] smiling faces b] people crying c] sadness d] frowns 3] Choose the word associated with your sense of touch. a] shiny b] roar c] sweet d] rough 4] Choose the closest match for this word: green. a] expert b] emerald c] orange d] violet © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at