Descriptive Text is sentences that describe a something with detailed, vivid and colorful meaning. As an author or speaker, it is good to describe a something rather than directly pointing the readers to the object. Let’s say there is an object need to be introduced, a little cat. Instead of calling it little cat, use this expression, “As a favorite pet, this animal usually love to play with their master. With four legs and cute sound, the owner usually smile and laugh at them whenever they make sound of meow-meow”. It is up to the author or speaker to choose whether to use the word little cat or the expression above. Using expression to call a something is called as using descriptive text.
Descriptive text is widely used in many applications. Writers love to use it in their stories as it will make the readers love their writing. They use descriptive text to describe anything in order to help the readers understand the story. Without descriptive text, it will be really hard to understand many unknown things. The use of descriptive text in stories, poems and articles are highly encouraged (Arick, Teaching faster using descriptive text, 2012:89).
Descriptive text could be created by using Simple present Tenses. In fact, it is recommended for anyone whom start learning descriptive text to use it. Ideally, whether it is professor or student, simple tense is good choice whenever it come to descriptive text. Here is an example of descriptive text using simple present tense.
- Linatul Ainisiyah is an author at Unirow-Stitma.net
- It can fly and usually has beautiful sounds.
The two examples above using different method. The first example is descriptive text which include the object and describe it. The second example is also a descriptive text but it doesn’t tell the reader on what kind of object it is. However, most reader will understand on the topic as it clearly describe a common object which is ‘a bird’. For beginner, it is better to use the first example. Both of the examples above usually being used in many documents such as Skripsi, Essay, Thesis and Journal. It was used as references or literatures to describe an object.