Descriptive text as the name suggests is used for description. The objective of a descriptive text is to describe a phenomenon, a place, a person or an object. This is usually the type of text used in documentaries. The main text sequences in descriptive texts are descriptive sequences. What is the structure of a descriptive text ?
The introduction of a descriptive text
Like all introductions to other types of text, the introduction to descriptive text should be a single paragraph. In general, the paragraph consists of the subject brought, the subject posed and the subject divided. The topics provided are general backdrops to introduce the topics we are going to cover. The subject of the introduction is usually written in one sentence. Note that in the proposed subject, we cannot declare the described subject. It is in the proposed subject that the subject of the text is announced. Usually, the topic presented is the second sentence of the introduction. The object of the divided topic is the announcement of the aspects that will be treated in the text. Typically, the split topic forms the last sentence of the introduction. The introduction is one of the shortest parts of descriptive text, but it is essential. It’s the introduction that draws the reader in and makes them want to keep reading. It is also the introduction that succinctly presents the content of the text. Therefore, it must be carefully constructed so that the reader is well prepared for reading.
The development of a descriptive text
The development is divided into several sections. The best division is to respect the order of the aspects declared in the subject of division of the introduction. Generally, authors write one paragraph per aspect. This way, readers will be able to recognize the organization of the text at a glance. The introduction and body should stay connected in content. The development represents the construction with its different elements arranged in the order defined by the plan. Each major idea develops in a paragraph and is clarified or supplemented by so-called minor ideas. Just as it is important that the introduction be clear, it is also important that the body of the text which is the development be accessible to those who read the text in question carefully. The elaboration of the text is more advanced, however, it is not a question of adding words devoid of meaning. The length of the text will be linked to the need to describe the chosen subject. It is in the development that ideas or information about the description of the subject are most evoked. Descriptive text should provide readers with a clear picture of an event, place, object, or person. It should have a good description and relevant sensory details.
The conclusion of a descriptive text
As with the introduction, the conclusion may seem less important than the development, but is equally essential. Indeed, even if it is indeed short, it is important. The reader ends the text with a conclusion. First, it serves to recall the essential elements (aspects) of the text so that the reader can summarize what he has read. Secondly, it aims to mark the reader in one way or another, for example to make him think. In general, the conclusion is composed by two sub-parts constituting the same paragraph, the first part is the synthesis while the second part is the opening of the subject. The synthesis includes an overview of all aspects of the text. These aspects are the same as those presented in the topic divided in the introduction. The opening of the topic is the last part of the conclusion which should leave the reader with thoughts, predictions about the future, new information (new aspects or sub-aspects), quotes, etc.