Gregory does not do this to establish his territory, as many cat experts think, but to humiliate me because he is jealous of my friends.
After my guests have fled, I look at the old fleabag snoozing and smiling to himself in front of the television set, and I have to forgive him for his obnoxious, but endearing, habits.
It has cherry-red cheeks, nose, and lips, and its broad grin disappears into the wide, white ruffle around its neck. The left side of the outfit is light blue, and the right side is red.
The two colors merge in a dark line that runs down the center of the small outfit.
The concluding sentence helps to tie the paragraph together by emphasizing the personal value of this gift.
My most valuable possession is an old, slightly warped blond guitar―the first instrument I taught myself how to play.The best descriptive writing appeals to multiple senses at once―smell, sight, taste, touch, and hearing―and is found in both fiction and nonfiction.In their own way, each of the following writers (three of them students, two of them professional authors) have selected a belonging or a place that holds special meaning to them.After identifying that subject in a clear topic sentence, they proceed to describe it in detail while explaining its personal significance.On one corner of my dresser sits a smiling toy clown on a tiny unicycle―a gift I received last Christmas from a close friend.It's nothing fancy, just a Madeira folk guitar, all scuffed and scratched and fingerprinted.At the top is a bramble of copper-wound strings, each one hooked through the eye of a silver tuning key.Gregory is as finicky about visitors as he is about what he eats, befriending some and repelling others.He may snuggle up against your ankle, begging to be petted, or he may imitate a skunk and stain your favorite trousers.Observe how the writer moves clearly from a description of the head of the clown to the body to the unicycle underneath.There aren't just sensory details for the eyes but also touch, in the description that the hair is made of yarn and the suit of nylon.