Descriptive Paragraph for Class 9
A Descriptive paragraph is a focused and detail-rich account of a specific topic. Paragraphs in this style often have a concrete focus. These paragraphs help readers feel and sense the details that the writer wants to convey. To write a descriptive paragraph, you must study your topic closely, make a list of the details you observe, and organize those details into a logical structure. Paragraphs can be described as a collection of sentences. These sentences combine to express a specific idea, main point, and topic and so on a number of paragraphs are then combined to write a report, an essay, or even a book. In general, the purpose of a paragraph is to express one point, idea or opinion.
This main idea is expressed through three sections of a paragraph:
1. Introduction: Introduce your idea.
2. Body: Explain your Idea.
3. Conclusion: Make your point again, the transition to next, paragraph.
There are four sentence types used to construct a paragraph:
Topic Sentence : A sentence which states your idea, point or opinion. This sentence should use a strong verb and make a bold statement.
Supporting Sentence: Supporting sentences (notice the plural) provide explanations and support for the topic sentence (main idea) of your paragraph. Supporting sentences provide evidence for your topic sentence. Supporting sentences that include facts statistics and logical reasoning are much more convincing than simple statements of opinion.
The transitional sentence prepares the reader for the following paragraph. Transitional sentences should help readers logically understand the connection between one of the current main idea point or opinion and the main idea of your next paragraph. In this instance, the phrase ingredients …’ prepares the reader for the next paragraph which will discuss another necessary ingredient for success.
The concluding sentence restates the main idea (found in your topic sentence) and reinforces the point or opinion. Concluding sentences repeat the main idea of your paragraph in different words.
Examining and Exploring Your Topic
After you've selected a topic, Spend time closely examining the subject of your paragraph. Study it from every possible angle, beginning with the five senses: What does the object look, sound, smell, taste, and feel like? What are your own memories of or associations with the object? Organizing Your Information
After you've compiled a lengthy list of descriptive details, you can begin assembling those details into a paragraph. First, consider again the goal of your descriptive paragraph. The details you choose to include in the paragraph, as well as the details you choose to exclude, signal to the reader how you feel about the topic. What message, if any, do you want the description to convey? Which details best convey that message? Reflect on these questions as you begin constructing the paragraph. Every descriptive paragraph will take a somewhat different form, but the following model is a straightforward way to get started:
- A topic sentence that identifies the topic and briefly explains its significance
- Supporting sentences that describe the topic in specific, vivid ways, using the details you've listed during brainstorming
- Use appropriate transitional phrases so that the paragraph will be well organized and structured.
- A concluding sentence that circles back to the topic's significance
Arrange the details in an order that makes sense for your topic. If you get stuck, read model descriptive paragraphs for inspiration, and don't be afraid to experiment with different arrangements. In your final draft, the details should follow a logical pattern, with each sentence connecting to the sentences that come before and after it.
1. Description (Place)
A Visit To The Radio Station
On 15th April 2020, I visited the All India Radio Station, Delhi, with my friend, Ektha, who is a host on a youth programme, Yuva Manch. We left home, early in the morning by bus and reached the Radio Station, which was a big and beautiful building. There was a lot of security but as my friend is a host, there, I could accompany her inside. There in a large reception hall, my entrance pass was stamped. There were so many recording and broadcasting rooms, that I lost count, of the many I crossed. The sections were marked with signboards and name plates. The broadcast room was soundproof. There were many people seated in the audience and a panel of experts in attendance. I also saw a recording room where a programme was being recorded. The drama section proved to be an interesting experience as a play rehearsal was in progress. I also visited the technical section where the engineers were busy ensuring that the programmes were aired without any hitch. It was a first-hand experience for me, as I now understood very clearly, how so many programmes were on air and how we could tune in to our favourite channels, and enjoy them. The place had a very professional upkeep and the employees too, had a smart uniform and were really very professional, in their manner of approach and outlook
2. Description: (Person)
I am fortunate to have my grandmother. She’s truly an angel. My mother is fond of her and always asks for her advice before doing anything. My grandmother’s name is Savitha. She is short and plump, with a slight hunch. Her face is a criss-cross of wrinkles. Her hair is a silver grey and she neatly combs it into a small bun. She’s very soft spoken and always has a sweet smile for everyone. My ‘nana’ as I fondly call her, is very loving and kind. She’s loved by all. I always love to visit her for the delicious food, she prepares for us, whenever we are at home. She has a pet dog and cat and a few chickens too. She loves animals. She likes gardening and has many flowering plants and some fruit bearing trees, as well. I love to listen to her stories about her past. She’s such a fun-loving person. I’m inspired by her zest for life and the positive approach towards everything. I have learnt many things from her. I cherish the memories of my time spent with her and pray for her good health. It’s a blessing to have her with us. I love my ‘nana’ a lot.
3. Descriptive : (Event)
A Career Fair
I attended a Career Fair with my parents last month. It was organized by The Australian High Commission, at Bal Bhawan. Many Australian colleges and universities participated. They provided a lot of valid information about their graduate and undergraduate programmes. It provided students with an excellent opportunity, to speak to the Deans of various universities, who could guide them on the panorama of courses being offered. Mass communication, Designing and Biotechnology, were of my interest and I did take interest in finding out, job oriented prospects, in future. In addition to this, the students interacted face to face with major recruiters from the country. The Career Fair was perfectly timed as the exams had just ended. Students also got information about the financial assistance, they could avail of. It was indeed a helping hand onto the career ladder. We also got a first-hand insight of the colleges and the many opportunities provided, during the course.
1. Write a descriptive paragraph about one of your family members. (150-200 Words)
2. Describe about a festival that you recently celebrated in a paragraph not exceeding 200 words.
3. Write a paragraph describing your school library which is been recently renovated. (150-200 words)
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