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We huddled close in a large, red booth as we scanned the familiar menu. Rowling really is a past master of the dominant impression. This mood can be conveyed through effective descriptive writing. It can be used to shape our readers expectations about a character, who they are, how they will act and react.

Examine the descriptions you've provided and make sure each one is concrete and detailed instead of abstract. We watched the foam-covered waves topple over each other and then slide back into sea.

Agatha Christie does this to great effect in A Murder is Announced. If you use a concept called the dominant impression in your description, you may find that the essay comes together with less struggle. This isn't to say that an irascible character can't be kind or considerate, but there would have to be a reason. When I read a book I don't need an exact age, but I do appreciate knowing what decade they're in since that influences so many things. Mary and Marty for instance.

First let's look at the

All good writing must have a thesis, a central point that will be substantiated with the paper. Usually we stopped for a snack at one of the many stores that line the boardwalk. One of the most effective ways of using tags and traits is through formulating a dominant impression for each character. If she didn't clean up a mess, that would require an explanation.

The only exception to this is if you want to use similar names as a clue. First let's look at the example and then I'll say a few things about it. Starling could survive and thrive in what Harris portrays as a hostile environment shows us her drive, her intelligence and her determination.

Her dominant impression is one of comfort and happiness. Creating A Dominant Impression The first step in using effective description is to focus on a dominant impression. Consider a paragraph without sensory description. Descriptive writing can be tricky to accomplish because without the proper preparation, you may be hard-pressed to maintain a descriptions of an object or person for the length of the essay.

The only exception to this is

The rain had not stopped, but it was finally slackening. For instance, take the idea of a stripper with a heart of gold. Knows an awful lot about the Dark Arts, Snape.

Instead of using vague, general words, your sensory language should be concrete and sensory-packed. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, by J. It goes without saying that having two or more characters with the same name would be maddening for the reader, but so, often, is having two or more names which look or sound the same. And, yes, as you can likely tell, Stephen King is one of my favorite authors.