someone, some place, or some object. Descriptive adjectives that
describe what the five senses would take in play a key part in
description as does figurative language.
|To narrate is to
tell a story. Description plays a key role in telling a story
since the descriptive details allow the reader to visualize the story.
|To explain using
examples, details, illustrations, etc. Exposition covers a lot of
writing, and writers use many patterns to develop their expository
|To persuade using
reasons, examples, etc. Persuasion also depends on exposition to
present the opposing viewpoints of an argument. Presenting the
side you oppose in a fair way and then tearing it down is an important
part of persuasion. If the other side isn't wrong in some way,
can your side be right?