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What is a descriptive text?

 

Definition
 

A descriptive text is a text which lists the characteristics of something.

Features
 
  • The topic is usually about the attributes of a thing.
  • Third person pronoun forms are used.
Examples (English)
 
  • Requirements for employment
  • The appearance of a person
  • The details of a location
Sources
 

Larson 1984 366

 

Longacre 1983 10


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