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Make your reader see, smell, hear and feel with these inspirational descriptive essay topics ! We’ve collected 50 descriptive essay topics to sprout some flowery language. Our descriptive essay topics are designed to spark creative thinking and can be modified for students in elementary, middle and high school. They are grouped by topic for easy student and teacher reference. Feel free to print the entire list for plenty of inspiration for your next descriptive essay assignment!

Descriptive Essay Topics: Place

  • Describe your favorite place.
  • Describe your ideal bedroom.
  • Describe the house in which you grew up.
  • Describe what the first house on the moon would look like.
  • Describe some of your favorite places in your hometown.
  • Describe a peaceful place that you’ve visited.
  • Describe a place that exists only in your imagination.
  • Describe a friend’s or family member’s house where you enjoy spending time.
  • Describe your perfect fantasy vacation destination.
  • Describe your favorite store.
  • Describe your favorite teacher’s classroom.
  • Describe a museum that you’ve visited recently.
  • Describe a place you have dreamed about that doesn’t exist in real life.
  • Describe a place where your pet likes spending time.
  • Describe an outdoor place that you know well.

Descriptive Essay Topics: People

  • Describe your favorite person.
  • Describe each of your family members.
  • Describe a famous person that you would like to meet.
  • Describe one of your friends.
  • Describe one aspect of someone that you like (for example: laugh, style of dress, words that the person likes to use, etc.)
  • Describe yourself to someone who has never met you.
  • Describe the average human to an alien who has never before seen a person.
  • Describe your pet.
  • Look at some old family photos and describe an older family member as he or she was when at your age.
  • Describe someone whom you miss.

Descriptive Essay Topics: Objects

  • Describe an object that is special to you.
  • Give a tour of one room in your house by describing the most important objects in that room.
  • Describe one of your favorite outfits.
  • Describe your favorite toy as a child.
  • Describe how you get around (for example: a bicycle, skateboard, sneakers, your parents’ car, the school bus).
  • Describe your favorite piece of furniture where you like to spend time and relax.
  • Describe something that you would bury in a time capsule to tell people about what life is like today.
  • Describe an object that has been in your family for a long time.
  • Choose a piece of food to eat; then, write a description of it that includes the way it looks, smells and tastes.
  • Describe a smartphone to a time traveler from the 1900s.

Descriptive Essay Topics: Memories

  • Describe your oldest memory.
  • Describe your best summer vacation.
  • Describe a memorable concert you attended.
  • Describe a memorable trip you took.
  • Describe a special time that you and your family had together.
  • Describe the first time you met one of your friends.
  • Describe a time you met someone famous.
  • Describe one of your happiest memories.
  • Describe one of your saddest memories.
  • Describe a time that you felt scared.
  • Describe a time that you felt excited.
  • Describe a time that something totally unexpected happened.
  • Describe a memory of someone whom you miss.
  • Describe one of your most memorable first days of school.
  • Describe one of your most embarrassing moments.

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Descriptive Paragraph Writing Class 9 CBSE Format, Topics, Examples, Samples

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1. Write a descriptive paragraph, in

about 100-150 words, on ‘A Friendly Clown’. Ans. A FRIENDLY CLOWN

one corner of my dresser, sits a smiling toy clown on a tiny unicycle–a gift I

received last Christmas from my close friend. The clown’s short yellow hair,

made of yarn, covers its ears but is parted above the eyes. The blue eyes are

outlined in black with thin, dark lashes flowing from the brows. ft has

cherry-red cheeks, nose, and lips, and its broad grin disappears into the wide,

white ruffle around its neck. The clown wears a fluffy, two-tone nylon costume.

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.

Surrounding its ankles and disguising its long black shoes, are big pink bows.

The white spokes on the wheels of the unicycle gather in the center and expand

to the black tire so that the wheel somewhat resembles the inner half of a

grapefruit. The clown and unicycle together stand about a foot high. As a

cherished gift from my good friend Tran, this colorful figure greets me with a

smile every time I enter my room.

2. Write a descriptive paragraph, in

about 100450 words, on ‘Gregory—My Pet Cat’.


is my beautiful grey Persian cat. He walks with pride and grace, performing a

dance of disdain as he slowly lifts and lowers each paw with the delicacy of a

ballet dancer. His pride, however, does not extend to his appearance, for he

spends most of his time indoors, watching television and growing fat. He enjoys

TV commercials, especially those for Meow Mix and 9 Lives. His familiarity with

cat food commercials has led him to reject generic brands of cat food in favor

of only the most expensive brands. 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. 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.

3. Write a descriptive paragraph, in

about 100-150 words, about the house of your dreams. You can invent your own


is my dream house. It’s one-story house built in a spacious property. There is

a front yard with different kinds of plants with a small path to go inside the

house. The main door is a two-sided wooden door. Once you open the doors, you

meet a wall with a mirror which is separated right and left wing of the nose. If

you go to the right wing, you will directly go to the living room There welcome

my guests. Next to the living room, you can find a guest room and a restroom.

The guest room is facing to a part of swimming pool. The left wing is a way to

kitchen and dining room. In the hall to the kitchen and dining room, you can

find a door to my family main room. When you open the door, there is a glass

hall towards the children’s room. if we go through the glass hail from the

guest room, you can find my room facing the swimming pool. And the glass hail

is also connecting my room on the right wing and dining room on the left wing.

There is a folded-glass door at the backyard where you can find swimming pool

right after you open the glass door. A small at made of stones is next to the

pool for people to go to a gazebo near the pool for gathering and relaxing. You

can see my Jacuzzi in my room from the pool because die Jacuzzi is in open area

next to my room.

4. Taking the information given below

in the input and develop it into a descriptive paragraph, in about 100-150

words. You can invent your own details.

Bismillah learnt from uncle All Bux Vishnu temple of Benaras

Balaji and Iviangia Maiya temples on Ganga — favorite places for Bismillah —

selected for All India Radio (1938) — honor of playing shelinai on 15th August

1947 — ‘Gurtj Uthi Shehnai film — songs famous — performed in USA, Canada, etc.

— fond of Benaras symbol of India’s composite culture — awarded Bharat Ratna in

Answer.                                 BISMILLAH KHAN

Bismillah Khan was the greatest shehnai player, India has ever produced. He was fascinated by the ‘shehnai’ playing of his uncle at the Vishnu temple in

Benaras. He became his disciple. Balaji temple at the bank of the holy Ganga

was his favorite place. He played the shehnai there. Mangla Maiya temple also

attracted him. in 1938, he was selected for the All India Radio, Lucknow. He

was the most popular shehnai player on the radio. When India got independence on 15th August 1947, Bismillah Khan became the first Indian to greet the nation with his shehnai. Famous film director, Vijay Bhat was so much impressed by him that he named a film `Gunj Uthi Shehnai’. The song ‘Dil ka Khiiona Toot Gaya’ became a nationwide superhit. Bismillah Khan was recognized and honored by many countries. He gave his performances in the USA, UK and at various places. He was totally devoted to Benaras and the river Ganga. He missed them when he was abroad. Bismillah Khan was a symbol of the rich and composite culture of India. He was awarded the highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna in 2001..

                                 EXERCISE FOR PRACTICE

        1. Write a descriptive paragraph, in about 100-150 words, on

‘The Blond Guitar’. Take the information given below in the input .

first instrument – a

Madeira folk guitar — the top is a bramble of copper-round strings body of

Madeira is shaped like a pearwood has been chipped — not a beautiful

instrument — will always treasure it

descriptive paragraph, in about 100-150 words, on ‘The Kitchen’. Take the

information given below in the input .

held our lives together — ate in it almost all

meals except the breakfast —in winter, had a bed made on three kitchen chairs

— a long horizontal mirror — often re-whitened by my father — electric bulb

hooked into the ceiling — the sink and the square cub — calendars from the

National Bank and the workmen’s circle —two boxes with Hindi letters

3 . Write a descriptive paragraph, in

about 100-150 words, on ‘Inspiring Teacher’ . Take the information given below

in the input.

lecturer in Sanskrit literature — third person who has the

highest knowledge of Sanskrit linguistic — specialty in calligraphy and

philosophy — he was a truck driver in Tamil Nadu ii — appointed to be a guest lecturer

in university of Delhi — he was carrying a plastic bag wore a simple, outfit —

didn’t have many rules in his class — he let us feel and try the words

y—humble heart and persistence — always tried our best in the class –admired

by his attitude towards his students

4. Write a descriptive paragraph, in

about 100-150 words, about your favorite place. Invent all the necessary

details on your own.

5. Write a descriptive paragraph, in

about 100-150 words, about your hometown. Take the information given below in

the input .

Shimla — northern part of India — oak tree and green lawn —

hills covered in pine trees — streets were going — snowy winters — smell wood

burning in fireplaces — in summer — people walking dogs or jogging — secure and

comfortable — visit Shimla once a year feel nostalgic

6. Write a descriptive paragraph, in

about 100-150 words, on ‘My Loving Sister’. Take the information given below in

the input. 

strong and caring sister — currently staying with her friend’s

family pursuing an advanced academic program — tries to fit time in her busy

schedule to call or text us — sacrificed so much to be the best —

understanding, intelligent, funny and charismatic brings solution to every

7. Write a descriptive paragraph, in

about 100-150 words, on ‘My Grandmother’. Take the information given below in

most amazing person — she always puts a smile on our faces — had

the funniest laugh — would help anyone no matter what the situation was —

always had a welcoming home —could talk to her about anything — made the best

idlis and payasam — raised me to be a better person — everyone who met her will

cherish forever

8. Write a descriptive paragraph, in

about 100-150 words, on ‘My Best Friend My Champ’. Invent all the necessary

9. Write a descriptive paragraph, in

about 100-150 words, about the pleasures of watching a television. Take the

information given below in the input.

combines the pleasures of radio and cinema — most popular means

of entertainment — facility of cable network — hundreds of channels — instant

and live coverage — entertaining as well as informative TV has darker aspects

10. Write a descriptive paragraph, in

about 100-150 words, on ‘Republic Day Celebration’. Take the information given

below in the input.

country celebrated its Republic Day — could not go to India Gate

— had to sit in front of TV — surprised at the smart uniforms — young brave

children seemed to be happy on the elephants — received bravery awards —

tableau of the states was the main attraction —colorful artists — dances of

their states with a message




My most valuable possession is an old, slightly warped blond guitar—the first

instrument I taught myself how to play. 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.

The strings are stretched down a long, slim neck, its frets tarnished, the wood

worn by years of fingers pressing chords and picking notes. The body of the

Madeira is shaped like an enormous yellow pear, one that was slightly damaged in

shipping. The blond wood has been chipped and gouged to gray, particularly

where the pick guard fell off years ago. No, its not a beautiful instrument,

but it still lets me make music, and for that I will always treasure it.


The kitchen held our lives together. My mother worked in it all day long, we ate in it almost all meals except the breakfast, I did my homework and first writing

at the kitchen table, and in winter, I often had a bed made up for me on three

kitchen chairs near the stove. On the wall, just over the table, hung a long

horizontal mirror that sloped to a ship’s prow at each end and was lined in

cherry wood. It took up the whole wall, and drew every object in the kitchen to

itself. The walls were a fiercely speckled whitewash, so often re-whitened by

my father in slack seasons that the paint looked as if it had been squeezed and

cracked into the walls. A large electric bulb hung down the center of the

kitchen at the end of a chain that had been hooked into the ceiling; the old

gas ring and key still jutted out of the wall like antlers. In the corner, next

to the toilet, was the sink at which we washed, and the square tube in which my

mother did our clothes. Above it, tacked to the shelf on which were pleasantly

ranged square, blue-bordered white sugar and spice jars, hung calendars from

the National Bank and the Workmen’s Circle; receipts for the payment of

insurance premiums, and household bills on a spindle; two little boxes engraved

with Hindi letters.


There are some inspiring teachers in my life. But the one whom I am going to tell you about is really a great teacher for me. His name is Shyam Sagar. He was my lecturer in Sanskrit Literature, University of Delhi. He was the third person

who has the highest knowledge of Sanskrit linguistic in the world. His

specialty was in calligraphy and philosophy. He doesn’t have a high education

title. In fact, he was a truck driver in Tamil Nadu before he was appointed to

be a guest lecturer in University of Delhi. When we saw him for the first time,

he didn’t look like a lecturer. He was carrying a black plastic bag and wore a

simple outfit. What impressed us at that time was that he was talking as if we

had watched an English movie! He didn’t have many rules in his class but he

knew how to attract us to study more and more. Every time we studied

linguistic, he let us feel and try the words, so we had no doubt in pronouncing

them. He was able to let us understand phrases matching to situations and Tamil culture. His humble heart and persistence made us respect him more. As a result, we always tried our best in his class because we did not want to

disappoint him. I have been admired by his attitude towards his students, and I

try to model him, yet I’m still learning.


My favorite place which is important to me is my countryside house. I have very bright impressions and memories related to it. That is the place where I have grown up, met my friends and where I have spent almost all my life.

It is a big house with a yard. In summer, there are a lot of flowers which make

the outlook beautiful In the backyard, there is a “place where I love to

spend time, lying in hammock and dreaming under the tree.

Inside the house, there is a kitchen, a big living room, where you can invite guests, friends and chat with them, watch TV and relax. Next to the living room there are rooms, which are always sunlit during daytime, so you wake up with a very good mood in the morning. The house has a very homely atmosphere I will always like this place, because I have many good, pleasant memories and feelings about it.


grew up in Shimla which is located in the state of Himachal Pradesh in the

northern part of India. Large, old oak trees and green lawns, surrounded by

hills covered in pine trees formed my neighborhood. The streets were quiet,

with only the sound of birds singing and some cars passing every once in a

while. During the cold, snowy winters, most people stayed inside, and one could

smell wood burning in fireplaces and see smoke coming out of chimneys. In

summer, one could see people walking dogs or jogging, smell cut-fresh grass,

and see squirrels jumping from tree to tree. My hometown made me feel secure

and comfortable. Now, I usually visit Shimla once a year. Not a lot has changed

except now there are more people, more traffic, and more places to go, such as

shopping malls and restaurants. I feel nostalgic when I think about Shimla.


has a family, but only few are lucky to have an inspiring, strong and caring

sister like mine. My sister’s name is Radhika Kapoor. My sister is currently staying

with her friend’s family in Patel Nagar as she is pursuing an advanced academic

program. She works her brain off to meet deadlines, produce new ideas, and on

top of that she tries to fit time in her busy schedule every night to call or

text us. For , engineering, she has

sacrificed so much to be the best. Although engineering doesn’t define her,

what she loves about it is that it’s a challenge she has to face. Radhika has

everything that a little sister would have wanted. She’s understanding,

intelligent, funny, and charismatic. Radhika brings solution to every problem.

regardless the situation. My sister is my teacher. She guides me through my

life. Radhika always advises me on what to be avoided and what would bring

benefits to me. Radhika is sincere to everyone and herself. I love my sister

and no one can do anything. to separate us. I hope that someday I can take good

care of her as she has cared for me.


person I will always remember is my grandmother, because she was the most

amazing person I had ever known. My grandmother was a person everyone wanted to

be around, she always put a smile on our faces without even trying. She had the

finniest laugh and was always cracking jokes which was probably the reason why

we were always laughing. My grandma would help anyone no matter hat the situation was even if it meant going

out of her way to help. She was very caring and always had a welcoming home for

us; my cousins and I always liked staying with her on the weekends.

My grandma was like my best friend. I could talk to her about anything, and she

knew exactly how to solve my problems. She also used to make the best idlis and

payasam. I always looked forward to Diwali walking into her house, smelling all

the warm food, waiting for us. I will always cherish all the memories I had

with my grandma. She raised me to be a better person and to look at things in a

positive way. She was a strong, loving, caring, funny woman and had many things

to give to others. An one who met her will cherish forever.


 Mohan has been a good friend of mine for some

years now. Our friendship goes all the way hack to when we first met in primary

school. Although we were very young and seemed to not have too much in common,

we somehow found some reasons to bond and create a friendship. It is a

friendship that has become stronger over the time and through our shared life

experiences. He is my exact opposite in terms of physical attributes. He is

taller than me with dark hair and black eyes. He also has better fashion sense

than I have with his standard jean pants and black shirt. Black is his

favorite color, so it tends to show up in most of his clothes. He is also

more sociable than I am. Because of his talent for drawing, he often attracts

people to look at his 3D designs on his laptop. He has a creative mind, so he

has a lot of projects that he works on whenever he has some free time. He is

the friend that I come to when I feel troubled or pressured. It is his voice of

reason that helps me calm down and reminds me to remain composed at all times.

He is my best friend because he cares about me and works on our friendship with

me. I can only hope that we will be friends forever.


combines the pleasures of radio and cinema. It has become the most popular

means of entertainment as it provides variety of entertainment at a minimum

cost. Every home has a TV nowadays. The facility of cable network has increased

the pleasures of television. Now we have hundreds of channels available to us.

Each person can watch programs of his choice. Instant and live coverage of

sports items, films and film-based programs, TV serials and soap operas are

the sort of programs which are liked the most. Television watching is

entertaining as well as informative. Programs on current affairs enlighten

us. However, like every invention of science, TV has darker aspects also.

Excessive TV watching proves harmful. So, let us be moderate in enjoying the

pleasures of television.

                               REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATION

our country celebrated its Republic Day on 26th January. i could not go to India Gate lawns to watch the parade of

different states. Therefore, I had to sit in front of my TV I was surprised at

the smart uniforms and the enthusiasm of different battalions of ail the three

branches of the forces. They were followed by the young brave children who

seemed to be very happy on the elephants as all of them had received bravery

awards. The tableau of the states was the main attraction as the colorful artists

presented the dances of their states with a message. The people gathered there,

were impressed by the school children who presented a number of items. I also

wanted to join them. Afterward, I realised that on TV I was only able to




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You ever read a really good travel essay? It makes you believe that you are there with the writer, it paints a vivid picture. This is because the essay is so descriptive, that it appeals to our senses. As a result, our brain starts imagining it. Let’s learn more about a descriptive essay.

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What is a descriptive essay.

Our brain is so powerful that it can easily imagine scenarios and make use of our senses. The job of such an essay is to appeal to our senses in a way that it creates an image in our minds. Hence a descriptive essay plays with at least one of our five senses (touch, smell, taste, hearing, sight).

In other words, the description of the person, place or thing in an essay should be really vivid. This means it after reading the essay, the reader should be left feeling like they actually know the person, have held the object or have visited the place.

Descriptive Essay

In the light of the above-mentioned things, it is comfortable to say that a descriptive essay provides for artistic freedom. For example, assume you’re writing about a house.

Instead of simply stating that the house was beautiful, you should talk about the color of the house, the garden in front of it i.e. all the details about the house. In that way, the readers would be able to imagine the house because of a nicely written essay.

Contents of a Descriptive Essay

As it is with most of the written forms of English literature, the basic structure of a descriptive essay also comprises of an introduction, a body, and the conclusion.

  • The introduction of a descriptive essay should be interesting enough to catch a reader’s attention. The introduction should be all about creating a base or a background for the person, place or thing you’re going to describe in your essay.
  • Next, the main body of a descriptive essay should appeal to the reader’s senses. This includes unfolding the information by creating images in the reader’s mind. A trick to achieving this is to explain how the subject about which you’re writing in your descriptive essay, appeals to your senses.
  • Lastly, the conclusion should summarize the whole essay. Along with again going over the main details about the essay’s subject, you should end the essay in a way that it gives a sense of completion.

How to Write a Descriptive Essay?

Before starting off with a descriptive essay, thinking about the subject in detail will be your best bet. Just take some time off and imagine about the subject. This means to imagine how the subject appeals to your senses- how does it smell, looks like and so on.

Further, if the subject is related to a past experience think about how it felt or your experience with the subject. Next, express all of these on the paper right in front of you. You can also take some time to think about how you want your essay to unfold. Lastly, a revision of the essay provides a great opportunity for improvements and small tweaks. Remember that a descriptive essay is all about teasing the reader’s senses.

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Q:   A descriptive essay should:

  • Narrate a story.
  • Appeal to the reader’s senses.
  • Present an argument
  • None of the above

Ans:   The correct option is ‘B’. A descriptive essay should appeal to the reader’s senses in such a way that the reader feels at one with the subject of the essay.

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Descriptive Writing Questions For Class 9 Format, Examples, Topics, Exercises


Writing is an essential skill that students develop throughout their academic journey. Among the various forms of writing, descriptive writing holds a significant place. This article aims to provide a comprehensive guide to descriptive writing questions for Class 9 students. We will explore the format of these questions, discuss examples, suggest interesting topics, and provide exercises to enhance descriptive writing skills.

Also Read: Descriptive Writing Topics For Class 8

Format Of Descriptive Writing Questions For Class 9

Descriptive writing questions in Class 9 follow a specific format. Understanding this format is essential to provide well-structured and coherent responses.

Introduction to the Format Descriptive writing questions typically begin with a prompt or topic, followed by specific instructions. Students are required to elaborate on the given topic and provide a descriptive account.

Examples of Descriptive Writing Questions To gain a better understanding, let’s explore a couple of examples of descriptive writing questions for Class 9 students.

Example 1: Describe Your Favorite Vacation Spot Prompt: Write a descriptive essay about your favorite vacation spot. Describe the place, its attractions, and why it holds a special place in your heart.

Example 2: Describe a Memorable Event Prompt: Narrate a memorable event from your life. Provide a detailed description of the event, including the sights, sounds, and emotions associated with it.

Examples of Descriptive Writing Questions For Class 9

To understand how descriptive writing works, let’s explore a few examples:

Example 1: The Serene Beach

As the golden sun dipped below the horizon, casting its warm glow across the tranquil ocean, the beach transformed into a canvas of serenity. The gentle lapping of the waves provided a soothing symphony, while the soft sand cradled my feet with each step. The salty sea breeze caressed my face, carrying whispers of distant adventures. Seagulls glided gracefully through the sky, their calls harmonizing with the rhythm of the waves.

Example 2: A Bustling City Street

The city street pulsed with vibrant energy as a symphony of car horns and bustling footsteps filled the air. Skyscrapers towered above, casting shadows that danced upon the sidewalk. Neon signs flickered, illuminating the path with a kaleidoscope of colors. Cafes exuded the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, mingling with the scent of asphalt. People hurried by, their faces etched with determination or adorned with contagious smiles.

Example 3: An Enchanting Forest

When I entered the forest, I was immediately enveloped by its thick embrace. The woods floor featured striated shadows created by sunlight that was filtered through the canopy. The air was thick with moss’ earthy aroma and the soft scent of wildflowers. Birds sang wonderful tunes while mingling them with the gentle rustle of the leaves from their perches on the limbs of trees. In this enchanted locale, magic seemed to float in the breeze.

Topics For Descriptive Writing Questions For Class 9

Choosing relevant and engaging topics is crucial in capturing the interest of both the writer and the reader. Here are some sample topics for Class 9 descriptive writing questions:

  • A Beautiful Sunset
  • My Dream House
  • The Perfect Holiday Celebration
  • A Terrifying Thunderstorm
  • Exploring an Abandoned Place
  • My Favorite Childhood Memory
  • The Most Inspiring Person I Know
  • A Day at the Beach
  • The Enchanting Forest
  • A Memorable School Field Trip
  • An Exciting Sports Event
  • My Favorite Food
  • A Historical Landmark in My City
  • The Magical World of Books
  • A Visit to a Local Market

Exercises To Enhance Descriptive Writing Questions For Class 9

Improving descriptive writing skills requires practice and dedication. Here are some exercises and tips to help Class 9 students enhance their descriptive writing abilities:

Practice Prompts and Activities

  • Your favourite animal should be described in detail.
  • Choose an object from your surroundings and describe it in detail.
  • To describe an outdoor area you have encountered, use your senses.
  • If you add more information, a basic sentence may sound more engaging.
  • Both a character’s appearance and temperament should be highlighted when describing a fictional person in a book or movie.

Guidelines For Descriptive Writing Questions For Class 9

  • To evoke a mental picture in the reader, use precise language that is vivid.
  • Include sensory elements including sights, sounds, scents, tastes, and textures to arouse the senses.
  • Organize your writing in a logical manner, using paragraphs and transition words to maintain coherence.
  • Edit and revise your work to eliminate any unnecessary or repetitive words.
  • Read and analyze well-written descriptive pieces to understand effective techniques used by experienced writers.

Conclusion On Descriptive Writing Questions For Class 9

Developing strong descriptive writing skills is a valuable asset for Class 9 students. By mastering the format, exploring various topics, and practicing regularly, students can enhance their ability to communicate effectively through descriptive writing. Remember, the key lies in captivating the reader’s imagination with vivid descriptions and engaging storytelling.

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Descriptive Writing for Class 9 is a scoring topic of writing skills which is in the syllabus of class 9 English Language and Literature. Students can score full marks with ease because the format is very simple. You need to know all important details of writing a factual description of a person or object. So, read further to get a detailed understanding of the topic, Samples and Examples of Descriptive writing.

What is Descriptive writing?

Descriptive paragraph writing as the name suggests, involves describing something. It is an easy composition writing exercise in the writing section in which we have to give a description or elaborate details of a person or object or event or place. One can employ imagery, details of appearance, other innate qualities, etc. to make the paragraph interesting. Students will be required to describe a person or event or situation based on visual or verbal cues given in the question.    Top    

Types of Descriptive writing

We can classify descriptive writing as follows – 

  • Description of a person
  • Description of a place or event
  • Description of an object

Weightage and marking scheme for class 9 English (Language and Literature)

Students must keep the following points in mind-

A perfect descriptive paragraph will be awarded 5 marks. 

The student will be given two questions out of which the student has to attempt one. 

The student will be judged on the basis of content, accuracy, organisation and grammar. 

The word limit of a descriptive paragraph is 100-120 words.

Descriptive Writing Format

Here is the detailed format of a descriptive paragraph-

Introduction (Introduce your topic in an interesting way so that the reader will become interested in reading the rest of your paragraph.)

Body (Dwell on the topic more by giving elaborate details.)

Conclusion (give an overall statement which ends your writing piece perfectly. Do not b abrupt in the ending.)

Tips to score full marks in Descriptive paragraphs

Descriptive writing requires beautiful vocabulary and the author’s ability to create an image of the person, place, object or event described in the reader’s mind. You can use the given tips when describing – 

  • First impression
  • Appearance (height, build, facial features, hair)
  • Personality (kind, charming) Keep it rather positive.
  • Mannerisms (greets people enthusiastically, loves to help others)
  • Hobbies (gardening, cooking, singing, painting)
  • Career (line of work, attitude towards their job i.e. whether they love their job)
  • Where and when the writer was introduced to the person
  • Name of event
  • Nature and aim of event
  • Place of event
  • Time and duration of event
  • Writer’s and other people’s experience
  • Aftermath (what happened after the event ended)
  • People involved


  • Nature of situation
  • Writer’s and other’s people’s experiences
  • Outcome of situation (aftermath)
  • Time, duration and place of situation

The following are some useful tips for descriptive writing:

  • Vocabulary (Wide vocabulary can impress the reader.)
  • Imagery (The descriptive paragraph should paint vivid images of the person, event or situation so described.)
  • Literary devices (Use of literary devices like simile, alliteration, imagery can make the writing sound more creative and beautiful.)
  • Do not exceed the word limit.
  • Make sure to avoid grammatical errors and maintain accuracy.

Descriptive Writing Topics

Here is a list of important topics for descriptive paragraph writing . Students must practise these questions for exams-

  • Your parents gifted you a potted plant on your birthday. Describe it.
  • You visited the annual crafts fair organised in your city. Describe the event.
  • Describe your school principal. You may take help of the cues – 

Disciplinarian – strict – kind hearted – hard working – guides students in matters of career decisions – organises cultural events – promotes participation in debates and quizzes

  • You are grateful to God for caring mother that you have. Describe your mother and her affection towards you.
  • You bought a bag for your brother as a gift on Raksha Bandhan. Describe it.
  • You got a book as a birthday gift. Describe it and how you felt after reading it.
  • Describe your loving grandparents and how they care fpr you.
  • Describe your best friend.
  • The school took all students to a visit to the butterfly park in your city. Describe the place and what all you saw there.
  • Your school organised a grand celebration on the occasion of Teacher’s day. Describe it.

Samples of Descriptive Paragraph Writing

Now let’s look at some samples to understand this topic better.

Q1. Describe your mother in 100-120 words.

Ans. My mother’s name is Sohini Chugh. She is 46 years old. She is a plump, fair-complexioned woman with hazel eyes and blonde hair colour. I inherited my eye colour from her. Her height is 160 cm and weight is 84 kgs. She is kind, hard-working, strict and possesses a great sense of humour. She enjoys cooking, teaching and reading. Her favourite genres are comedy and detective novels. She is a teacher who teaches the subject mathematics to classes 6th to 8th at Sunshine High School, where I study as well. The students find her to be a strict teacher. My mother likes helping her students and guiding them, but does not tolerate disorderliness and bad mannerisms. 

Q2. You attended the Annual Function held at your sister’s school. Describe the event in 100-120 words.

Ans. On 16th December, I attended the Annual Function held at my sister’s school. The Annual Function was biblical-themed. Classes 6th to 11th were involved in the event. I attended the event with my mother and father. The event took place in the school auditorium at 4 p.m. The event started with a speech from the Principal and the choir’s performance. Then came the various plays, dance performances and musicals. None of us had read the bible before, but the narration was crystal clear, which enabled us to understand most of the context behind the plays and musicals. My sister acted as a saint. The function was fun and we learnt a lot about the Bible. 

Q3. You were giving an exam when the invigilator caught two of your classmates cheating. Describe the situation in 100-120 words.

Ans. On September 14th, I had my Physics exam, the subject the majority of us are scared of. Nevertheless, my classmates and I sat down to give our best. Cheating is performed expertly by my classmates. However, this time the invigilator was a harsh and sharp teacher. Everyone knew not to cheat, but of course two students were willing to take the risk. They were caught. Their papers were seized and were ordered to get up and move to the Principal’s room for further action. Upon hearing this, one of them got a panic attack. The invigilator called another invigilator, then the class teacher. Soon, it was chaos. Everyone was distracted by the situation.

Q4. Describe your best friend in 100-120 words.

Ans. My best friend’s name is Meena Goel. She is the same age as me. She has been studying in the same school, class and section as me for five years. We are in 9th class now. She is 5 foot 4 inches tall and weighs about 55 kg. She is skinny and has a fair complexion. Her hair is wavy and brown in colour. She has dark brown eyes. She has a mischievous smile. She talks a lot and is frequently scolded for the same. However, despite that, she is good at keeping secrets. She is an extrovert. She likes indulging in parties and travelling. She loves watching Hollywood movies. I am grateful to have her as my best friend.

FAQs on Descriptive paragraph writing

Q. What is the weightage of marks for descriptive paragraph in class 9? A. In class 9, descriptive paragraph writing is for 5 marks.

Q. What is the format of a descriptive paragraph? A. The format of a descriptive paragraph is as follows- Introduction (Introduce your topic in an interesting way so that the reader will become interested in reading the rest of your paragraph.)

Q. List down 5 important topics for descriptive paragraph. A. 5 topics for descriptive paragraph are as follows-

  • Describe the potted plant that your friend gifted you.
  • Describe the dress that you got as a birthday gift.
  • You went on a pilgrimage to Haridwar with your family. Describe the trip.
  • You met a friend after ten years. Describe her, what changes you noticed in her?
  • Give a description of the new neighbour who lives next door.

Q. What is the word limit of a descriptive paragraph? A. The word limit is 100 – 120 words.

Q. Give 5 tips to score well in descriptive paragraphs. A. The tips are as follows-

  • Give detailed description of the appearance and qualities.
  • Add personal observations.
  • Take care of spellings and grammatical errors.
  • Do not exceed the prescribed word limit.
  • Use creativity to make it interesting.

Q. Define a descriptive paragraph. A. A descriptive paragraph is a paragraph in which we give a detailed description of something. It could be a person, place, event or a thing. The writer should express well and make the writing interesting. Use of various figures of speech like imagery, use of describing words is advised to gain a good score in descriptive paragraph writing.

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40 Topics to Help With Descriptive Writing Assignments

A Helpful List for Writing Paragraphs, Essays, and Speeches

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Descriptive writing calls for close attention to factual and sensory details: show, don't tell . Whether your subject is as small as a strawberry or as large as a fruit farm, you should begin by observing your subject closely. Examine it with all five senses, and write down any details and descriptions that come to mind.

Next, go a little further afield with your list and associate your chosen topic or object with memories, opinions, and impressions. This list may give you some ideas for metaphors and possibly even a direction for your paragraph or essay. Then make a list of verbs that could be associated with your topic or object. This will help you have more variety than just "buzzing be" verbs and keep the writing and imagery descriptive and active.

After your brainstorming phase, go through your list and decide which details and descriptions you like the most and are most significant. Don't cross off the others, though. At this point in the project, you want to be open to any direction your imagination and writing take you.

Good advice from Steven King from his book On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft :

If you want to be a successful writer, you must be able to describe [your subject], and in a way that will cause your reader to prickle with recognition. ... Thin description leaves the reader feeling bewildered and nearsighted. Overdescription buries him or her in details and images . The trick is to find a happy medium.

40 Topic Suggestions

To get you started, here are 40 topic suggestions for a descriptive paragraph, essay, or speech. These suggestions should help you discover a subject that especially interests  you . If you don't start out with a topic that you're willing to spend some time with, your writing will show your lack of enthusiasm. If 40 is not enough, try this list of more than 400 writing topics .

If you need some advice for the drafting phase, see " Composing Descriptive Paragraphs and Essays " and " How to Write a Descriptive Paragraph ."

  • a waiting room
  • a basketball, baseball glove, or tennis racket
  • a smartphone
  • a treasured belonging
  • a laptop computer
  • a favorite restaurant
  • your dream house
  • your ideal roommate
  • your memory of a place that you visited as a child
  • an accident scene
  • a city bus or subway train
  • an unusual room
  • a child's secret hiding place
  • a bowl of fruit
  • an item left too long in your refrigerator
  • backstage during a play or concert
  • a vase of flowers
  • a restroom in a service station
  • a street that leads to your home or school
  • your favorite food
  • the inside of a spaceship
  • the scene at a concert or athletic event
  • an art exhibit
  • an ideal apartment
  • your old neighborhood
  • a small-town cemetery
  • a photograph
  • a hospital emergency room
  • a particular friend or family member
  • a storefront window
  • an inspiring view
  • a work table
  • a character from a book, movie, or television program
  • a refrigerator or washing machine
  • a Halloween costume

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Mastering Descriptive Writing: A Guide to Descriptive Paragraph on Event

Descriptive Paragraph on Event

Descriptive writing is a type of composition where the author is describing an event in detail. There are usually three parts to this type of paragraph: the introduction, what he or she is describing and then a conclusion. Let’s dive into the descriptive paragraph on event. 

Descriptive Paragraph on Event

A science fair – a descriptive writing example.


Last week a science fair was organized in our school. It was organized by the Science Club of our school. The students and the teachers had worked hard for the fair. The fair was held in the big hall of the school. The District Education Officer inaugurated The Science Fair. The aim of the fair was to show the progress of our country in the field of science. Secondly, it aimed at creating interest in science among the students. In the fair, more than 12 items were on display. Most of these were working models. The model of the steam engine was wonderful. Then there were charts that showed how an atomic chain reaction takes place. The model of the space rocket was fascinating. The students who ran the different stalls explained things with confidence. Apart from the students, people from the city also visited the fair. They were impressed by it. The District Education Gillett appreciated the work done by the students and the teachers.

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My first day at school – an exercise in descriptive writing.

Every child’s first day at school is always very exciting. At least, it was so in my case. I remember my first day at school very vividly. I remember it was my mother who took me to my school on my first day there.

My First Day at School

I had a small bag in my hand. It contained an exercise book, a pencil and an eraser beside me. I actually did not need all these things but had insisted on my taking them with me. My father had already filled up the admission form and submitted it to the school Principal a number of days before. Now, I had to appear for an interview. My mother went to the school superintendent and got the admission form. She took it to the Principal. Before entering the Principal’s office, she had to wait outside for a few minutes. She sent a slip in and was soon called inside. My mother took me inside the Principal’s office. I felt a little awed as I saw a big tall lady with a dominating personality occupying a revolving chair. However, her sweet voice soon allayed my fears. She studied the admission form quickly. She expressed satisfaction regarding my age and my parents’ qualifications. She asked me to come close to her. I moved forward rather sheepishly. But she patted me on the back lovingly. Then she asked me a few very simple questions such as my name, my papa’s and mummy’s names, etc. Meanwhile, I had gathered courage and I was able to answer all the questions without much hesitation. The Principal was satisfied with my answers and she expressed her satisfaction through a broad smile. She wrote ‘yes’ at the appropriate column in the admission form. My mother along with me came out and deposited the fee with the fee clerk. I had got admission to the nursery class. It was, however, on the next day I was actually sent to attend the class. The day of my admission to the school was really an exciting one for. As soon as the bell declaring the end of the recess period goes, the students hurry to their classes and studies again start in right earnest.

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Travelling by a state-owned city bus – a descriptive writing perspective.

Travelling by a state-owned bus is nothing short of torture. The buses are old and ill-main frequency of bus service is low and the conductors are unsympathetic and sometimes even buses never bother to stop’, at their assigned stops and thus cause unnecessary discom commuters. Since state buses arc the cheapest means of conveyance, they are always owerwerd even ladies and old persons have to sometimes travel standing. Due to the constant movement of passengers from the rear gate to the front gate, the sensitive toes of the standing passengers often get hurt. Hot words are exchanged now and then. The pickpockets and eve-teasers have a field day. The victims are young women and teenagers. Thus travelling by a state-owned bus may sometimes prove an ordeal.

A Quarrel At An Election Booth – Descriptive Writing in Action

  During the recent Assembly elections, I witnessed a quarrel at an election booth. The Hindu Girls College was one of the election booths. I went to cast my vote there. There was a keen contest between the candidate of Congress party and an Independent candidate. By the midnight it became clear that the independent candidate was not getting as many votes as the Congress candidate. The Independent candidate was sure to lose. So his supporters created a row. They said that the ballot boxes had been tampered with. They started raising slogans and abusing the candidate of the other party. The supporters of that party also came there and quarrelled with them. From words, they came to blows. At once a police party reached there and controlled the situation. At last, the matter was settled peacefully.

A Drowning Tragedy – A Descriptive Writing Scenario

Last month, I witnessed a drowning tragedy. Our class went on a picnic at the river bank. It was very fine mother. We sat down under the trees near the river bank. We were enjoying our picnic greatly. At about noon few boys decided to have a swim in the river. The current was fast. The others advised them not to swim. But see boys did not listen to them. They jumped into the river. They swam near the bank. But one of them suddenly is in the middle of the river where the current was very fast. He was caught in the current. He shouted help. None of us was a very good swimmer. So we all shouted for help. A few villagers came running on faring our cries. They jumped into the river. They tried their best but they could not save the boy. The boy s drowned. The joyful mood of picnic changed into a tragedy.

Write a Paragraph in about 100-150 words on the following topic:-

Ans:                                         MY EXPERIENCE AT AN NSS CAMP

  Last year, I attended an MSS Camp at village Kashipur. This camp was organised by the NSS unit of our school. The aim of the camp was to educate the villagers about cleanliness and adult education. The duration of the camp was fifteen days. We found that the villagers were illiterate. We taught them how to read and I write. We met the Zamindar of the village. His name was Shihu Balm. We asked him to work for the welfare of the villagers. We taught the villagers how to keep their streets neat and clean. We went into the houses of many persons. We also met Gafur. He was a very poor villager. But he was a kind man. He offered us tea. We enjoyed our NSS camp greatly. Time passed very fast. At last, the camp came to end and we returned to our homes.

Ans:                                         A PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY

  Last Monday, the Annual Prize Distribution function of our school was organised. A big pandal was erected on the school grounds. Our Principal, staff and students were fully prepared to make the function aisleless. They had been preparing for it for a number of days. The Chief Minister of our state was the Chief Guest at the function. Many important persons of the city had also been invited. The Chief Minister reached on time. The function started with Saraswati Vandana. The Principal welcomed the chief guest and read out the annual report. After that, the chief guest distributed the prizes. All cheered the prize winners. Then the chief guest delivered a brief speech. He asked the students to work hard to make India great. In the end, the Principal thanked the Chief Guest for his visit. The function ended with the national anthem.

Write a paragraph on the following topic in about 80 words:      

 Ans:                                Your Experiences of a Summer Day in your City

  Summer is the season I dislike most. June and July are the hottest months of the summer season in Delhi. The sun shines brightly scorching heat is unbearable. Hot surface winds keep blowing continually. We experienced hot waves for a week. Twenty-fifth June was the hottest day. Mercury had shot up to 41°c. People had to remain confined within their houses under fans and coolers. The farmers and labourers stopped work and lay down tinder trees. The atmosphere outside was quite close, stuffy, and suffocating. The afternoon was quite hot. Even the night was equally warm. We couldn’t have a wink of sleep due to the exceptional heat-wave conditions.

Write a paragraph on the topic in about 80 words:                                         

Ans:                    Independence Day Celebration as I saw on Television

It was the 54th Independence Day of India, which I decided to watch on television. On Aug 15, after paying tributes to the Father of Nation at Rajghat, the Prime Minister of India proceeded towards the Red Fort. He was given a grand guard of honour by the three contingents of NCC and defence. He shook hands with all the dignitaries and VIPs present on the lawns of the Red Fort. Then, he was taken up to the precincts of the Fort. He unfurled the Indian flag and immediately the National anthem was sung by everyone. Then the Prime Minister addressed the nation in a speech lasting forty-five minutes. The function ended with the loud Jai Hinds and everybody started to leave as soon as the Prime Minister left the premises of the Red Fort.


On 1st March, I set out of my house for taking my examination. It was the paper of English on that day. I went to the bus stand to catch the local bus. But due to rain, the Ideal buses were not running on that day. I took a three-wheeler and asked the driver to rush me to the examination centre. But unluckily, a tyre of the three-wheeler got burst on the way. I was worried as the time for the examination was drawing near. Luckily, I saw one of my friends going on a cycle. I asked him to give me a lift. He agreed, and I sat behind him on the bicycle. But the examination centre was far away. He tried his best but I reached the examination hall half an hour late. The examination had already started. Tears came into my eyes. But the Superintendent was a kind man. He told me not to worry and admitted me to the examination hall. His kind words gave me courage and I started writing my answers. I fared well in the examination. I will always remain indebted to that kind of superintendent.

Write a paragraph on the topic in about 80 words:

Ans:                                      How you spent your summer vacation

How you spent your summer vacation

This summer we went to our grammy’s place in Agra. She is a devotee of Radhaswami. So every day, we would get up at 5 a.m. get ready for a religious discourse of an hour; pray to God and come back home at around seven. My grandmother, them would make a sumptuous breakfast and treat us with choicest mangoes. My mother would ask us to finish our school homework. Then we would be joined by our cousins and the whole of the afternoon we would play indoor games likes chess, carom and cards. In the afternoon after lunch, my grandfather would narrate his experiences of hunting which he had abandoned now and narrated stories of bravery and valour. We would sleep early as the elders sat gossiping. It was fun to be spending the time together during summer vacation.

Ans:                  My Experience of Travelling by the City Bus.                            

  Travelling by the city bus in Delhi is an experience in itself. It is a rare sight to see a city Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) bus going empty. If somebody sees an empty bus, he thanks his stars profusely. Once inside the bus, a passenger has to buy a ticket. Of late, these tickets have become costlier. Then, the passenger moves forward and looks for a vacant seat. A gentleman cannot occupy a ‘Ladies seat’ reserved for old and young ladies. If by chance, a Youngman sits on a ‘Ladies Only’ seat he becomes a victim of everybody’s witty jibes. In all, it is an interesting experience travelling by a DTC bus.

Ans:                                         TORRENTIAL RAINS IN MY VILLAGE

This year there were heavy rains in many parts of North India. There were torrential rains in our village and the surrounding areas. At first, people welcome rains. They got relief from the scorching heat of the summer. But soon the rains became a source of trouble. It continued raining for ten days. The people of the village faced a lot of difficulties. The streets of the village were full of water. As these are kutcha streets, they became muddy and slippery. There was a flood in the nearby river. The floodwater entered the village also. The standing crops were destroyed. A number of kutcha houses collapsed due to floods and continuous torrential rains. Many cattle died. The normal life was disrupted. Our village was cut off from the other villages or cities because the roads were washed away. After ten days, the rains stopped. But still, it took many days for life to return normally.

Ans:                             THE REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATION IN YOUR CITY

  Republic Day was celebrated with great pomp and show at the Arjun Stadium in our city. Mr SwarupKrishan, the Home Minister of our state was the Chief Guest. The Police, the home guards and the N.C.C. cadets of different schools took part in the march past. The Chief Guest unfurled the national flag and took the salute of policemen and the N.C.C. cadets. Many colourful items were presented on the stage. I also took part in the celebration. I sang a patriotic song. But the Bhangra presented by our school was the best item. Various schools and departments of the city displayed tables to show the progress of our country. The Chief Guest congratulated the police and the N.C.C. cadets for their performance. He gave away prizes to those who took part in the cultural programme. In his speech, he asked people to work for the upliftment of the country.

You have watched the recent total solar eclipse (last eclipse of the Millennium) from the Planetarium through the arrangements made by the Planetarium Authorities. Write a report.

Ans.                                                     A RARE HEAVENLY EVENT

(by Rakesh: Class XI)

 I was lucky to get a rare privilege to view the recent total solar eclipse—the last eclipse of the Millennium—from the Planetarium. The Planetarium Authorities had made elaborate and necessary arrangements to enable the general public to watch the heavenly event. It was a breath-taking and marvellous sight to see the total eclipse when the sun was hidden by the shadow of the moon. Only its glittering outer ring was visible behind the black circle that was the moon. This amazing phenomenon of the heavenly bodies was witnessed of thousands of enthusiasts all over the subcontinent. All viewers termed it a unique and awesome experience. This view reminds us that we are but a tiny dot in this vast universe.

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Your school had the unique privilege of having been invited to witness a programme of dance and drama titled ‘Bharat Jag Utah’ in the Red Fort, Delhi on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of India’s independence. Write a report to be read out in the morning assembly of your school. You are Shabbos/Samir.

Ans.                                            AN EVENT TO REMEMBER

(By Shabbos)

Delhi, August 16, 20xx

 It was a matter of great privilege for our institution to have been invited to witness a thrilling dance and drama programme—`Bharat Jag Utah’ at the historic Red Fort on the auspicious occasion of the 70th anniversary of India’s independence. The spectacular educative show produced and presented by the artists of the Drama Division of All India Radio, brought alive the sacrifices made by the sons and the daughters of India during the struggle for freedom. It comprised of a dance-drama titled ‘Jagriti’, an audio-visual show and two patriotic songs. It also highlighted the progress India made in different domains since independence. Scenes depicting sacrifices infused the spirit of patriotism in the spectators. The memories of this colourful programme are indelibly printed on our hearts.

The Role of Schools in Preventing Communicable Diseases

  Before we embark on addressing this topic, we should try to understand about communicable diseases. Surely, communicable diseases, as the very word ‘communicable’ implies are those diseases which are communicated from person to person. This communication of diseases often takes place through certain media such as air or water. The commonest communicable diseases ale T.B, asthma, bronchitis, cholera, Hepatitis B and C, diarrhoea, dysentery, etc. In order to prevent these diseases, it is essential to keep the atmosphere neat, clean and hygienic such as not to create an ambience for the concerned bacteria to grow and flourish. It is essential to take effective steps to prevent the multiplication of flies, mosquitoes, cockroaches, etc. which act as agents who carry the disease germs to the victims. Hands must be washed before eating and all clothes and utensils must be kept clean and washed after every usage. Preventive vaccines for diseases such as Hepatitis, cholera, measles, etc. must he got inoculated quite an in time. As for the school’s role in preventing communicable diseases, effective and well-meaning functions for the purpose may be held in schools, where people from the town and adjoining villages can be invited. At such functions, causes of such diseases and their remedies can be highlighted. Students should be encouraged to visit slums and rural areas, especially during summer vacation, to enlighten the people regarding the necessity of keeping their surroundings clean.  In case a disease spreads in an epidemic form, schools can be changed into temporary hospitals and dispensaries where the patients, can be treated by experts and the school teachers and students can do all kinds of social service that is necessary to make the campaign a success.

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Paragraph writing is a crucial skill that students need to develop as they progress through their academic journey. Class 9 students are typically expected to write paragraphs that are concise and focused on a specific topic. Paragraphs should be well-structured and include a clear topic sentence and supporting details. In this article, we will discuss the format of paragraph writing for class 9 students, along with English Grammar , some topics, and examples.

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Format Of Paragraph Writing For Class 9:

The format of paragraph writing is similar to that of essay writing but with a much narrower focus. Each paragraph should have a clear topic sentence that tells the reader what the paragraph is about. The topic sentence should be followed by supporting details that provide evidence or examples to support the main idea.


The introduction should include the topic sentence that introduces the main idea of the paragraph.

The body of the paragraph should include supporting details that provide evidence or examples to support the topic sentence.


The conclusion should summarize the main points discussed in the paragraph and provide a final thought on the topic.

Format Of Paragraph Writing For Class 9

Paragraph Writing Topics For Class 9:

1. My Favorite Hobby 2. My Best Friend 3. My Favorite Subject 4. My Favorite Book 5. My Favorite Movie 6. My Family 7. The Importance of Exercise 8. The Importance of Education 9. The Importance of Time Management 10. The Advantages and Disadvantages of Social Media 11. My Future Plans 12. My Role Model 13. The Importance of Discipline 14. The Effects of Bullying 15. The Importance of Goal Setting 16. The Importance of Respect 17. The Importance of Honesty 18. The Importance of Self-Confidence 19. My Favorite Sport 20. My Favorite Place

Examples Of Paragraph Writing Class 9:

1. My Favorite Hobby:

My favorite hobby is reading. I enjoy reading books because it allows me to explore new worlds and learn about different cultures. Reading helps me improve my vocabulary and comprehension skills. I also like to read before going to bed because it helps me relax and fall asleep faster.

2. My Best Friend:

My best friend’s name is Maria. We have been friends since elementary school, and we have a lot in common. Maria is very supportive, and she always listens to me when I need someone to talk to. We enjoy playing basketball and watching movies together. I feel lucky to have Maria as my best friend.

3. The Importance of Education:

Education is very important because it provides us with the knowledge and skills that we need to succeed in life. Education helps us understand the world around us and make informed decisions. It also helps us develop critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities. Education is the key to a brighter future.

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Conclusion On Paragraph Writing Class 9:

paragraph writing is an essential skill that students need to develop to effectively communicate their ideas. By following the paragraph writing format and practicing writing on different topics, class 9 students can become better writers. The above paragraph writing topics can be a starting point for class 9 students to develop their paragraph writing skills.

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How to Write a Descriptive Essay | Example & Tips

Published on July 30, 2020 by Jack Caulfield . Revised on August 14, 2023.

A descriptive essay gives a vivid, detailed description of something—generally a place or object, but possibly something more abstract like an emotion. This type of essay , like the narrative essay , is more creative than most academic writing .

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When you are assigned a descriptive essay, you’ll normally be given a specific prompt or choice of prompts. They will often ask you to describe something from your own experience.

  • Describe a place you love to spend time in.
  • Describe an object that has sentimental value for you.

You might also be asked to describe something outside your own experience, in which case you’ll have to use your imagination.

  • Describe the experience of a soldier in the trenches of World War I.
  • Describe what it might be like to live on another planet.

Sometimes you’ll be asked to describe something more abstract, like an emotion.

If you’re not given a specific prompt, try to think of something you feel confident describing in detail. Think of objects and places you know well, that provoke specific feelings or sensations, and that you can describe in an interesting way.

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The key to writing an effective descriptive essay is to find ways of bringing your subject to life for the reader. You’re not limited to providing a literal description as you would be in more formal essay types.

Make use of figurative language, sensory details, and strong word choices to create a memorable description.

Use figurative language

Figurative language consists of devices like metaphor and simile that use words in non-literal ways to create a memorable effect. This is essential in a descriptive essay; it’s what gives your writing its creative edge and makes your description unique.

Take the following description of a park.

This tells us something about the place, but it’s a bit too literal and not likely to be memorable.

If we want to make the description more likely to stick in the reader’s mind, we can use some figurative language.

Here we have used a simile to compare the park to a face and the trees to facial hair. This is memorable because it’s not what the reader expects; it makes them look at the park from a different angle.

You don’t have to fill every sentence with figurative language, but using these devices in an original way at various points throughout your essay will keep the reader engaged and convey your unique perspective on your subject.

Use your senses

Another key aspect of descriptive writing is the use of sensory details. This means referring not only to what something looks like, but also to smell, sound, touch, and taste.

Obviously not all senses will apply to every subject, but it’s always a good idea to explore what’s interesting about your subject beyond just what it looks like.

Even when your subject is more abstract, you might find a way to incorporate the senses more metaphorically, as in this descriptive essay about fear.

Choose the right words

Writing descriptively involves choosing your words carefully. The use of effective adjectives is important, but so is your choice of adverbs , verbs , and even nouns.

It’s easy to end up using clichéd phrases—“cold as ice,” “free as a bird”—but try to reflect further and make more precise, original word choices. Clichés provide conventional ways of describing things, but they don’t tell the reader anything about your unique perspective on what you’re describing.

Try looking over your sentences to find places where a different word would convey your impression more precisely or vividly. Using a thesaurus can help you find alternative word choices.

  • My cat runs across the garden quickly and jumps onto the fence to watch it from above.
  • My cat crosses the garden nimbly and leaps onto the fence to survey it from above.

However, exercise care in your choices; don’t just look for the most impressive-looking synonym you can find for every word. Overuse of a thesaurus can result in ridiculous sentences like this one:

  • My feline perambulates the allotment proficiently and capers atop the palisade to regard it from aloft.

An example of a short descriptive essay, written in response to the prompt “Describe a place you love to spend time in,” is shown below.

Hover over different parts of the text to see how a descriptive essay works.

On Sunday afternoons I like to spend my time in the garden behind my house. The garden is narrow but long, a corridor of green extending from the back of the house, and I sit on a lawn chair at the far end to read and relax. I am in my small peaceful paradise: the shade of the tree, the feel of the grass on my feet, the gentle activity of the fish in the pond beside me.

My cat crosses the garden nimbly and leaps onto the fence to survey it from above. From his perch he can watch over his little kingdom and keep an eye on the neighbours. He does this until the barking of next door’s dog scares him from his post and he bolts for the cat flap to govern from the safety of the kitchen.

With that, I am left alone with the fish, whose whole world is the pond by my feet. The fish explore the pond every day as if for the first time, prodding and inspecting every stone. I sometimes feel the same about sitting here in the garden; I know the place better than anyone, but whenever I return I still feel compelled to pay attention to all its details and novelties—a new bird perched in the tree, the growth of the grass, and the movement of the insects it shelters…

Sitting out in the garden, I feel serene. I feel at home. And yet I always feel there is more to discover. The bounds of my garden may be small, but there is a whole world contained within it, and it is one I will never get tired of inhabiting.

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The key difference is that a narrative essay is designed to tell a complete story, while a descriptive essay is meant to convey an intense description of a particular place, object, or concept.

Narrative and descriptive essays both allow you to write more personally and creatively than other kinds of essays , and similar writing skills can apply to both.

If you’re not given a specific prompt for your descriptive essay , think about places and objects you know well, that you can think of interesting ways to describe, or that have strong personal significance for you.

The best kind of object for a descriptive essay is one specific enough that you can describe its particular features in detail—don’t choose something too vague or general.

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A descriptive essay paints a vivid picture through words, capturing intricate details, sensory experiences, and emotions. That is why selecting the right topic is crucial to creating a stimulating reader experience when writing this type of essay . 

A descriptive essay topic should evoke touch, smell, sight, sound, and taste to contribute to the essay's success in conveying a vivid image. So, picking the right topic needs to be done correctly and carefully. 

In this blog, we'll explore various interesting topics to spark your creativity and enhance your descriptive writing skills. Read the blog if you are looking for some interesting descriptive essay ideas.

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Descriptive Essay Topics: Favorite Things And Activities

  • Describing the ritual of Sunday morning pancake breakfasts
  • The comfort of a well-worn reading nook
  • A walk through the blossoming rose garden
  • Exploring the delights of stargazing
  • The joy of crafting personalized handwritten letters
  • Describing the thrill of a roller coaster ride
  • The tranquil routine of sunset yoga by the seashore: a mindful retreat.
  • A culinary adventure in the kitchen
  • The excitement of exploring antique markets
  • Describing the cozy atmosphere of a family movie night

Descriptive Essay Topics: Geography And Traveling

  • Navigating the hidden gems of an ancient city
  • Describing the mesmerizing colors of a remote tropical sunset.
  • Journey through the dynamic landscapes of a national park
  • The bustling energy of a local bazaar
  • Exploring the mysteries of an underwater cave
  • A descriptive study of traditional architecture in a foreign country.
  • Describing the rich cultural tapestry of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The awe-inspiring beauty of the Northern Lights
  • A descriptive exploration of the diverse flora and fauna in a rainforest.
  • The tranquil serenity of a remote desert oasis

Descriptive Essay Topics: Memories And Associations

  • Unraveling the nostalgia of childhood hide-and-seek games
  • Describing the aroma of Grandma's kitchen
  • A walk down memory lane
  • The timeless melody of a family heirloom
  • Recalling the excitement of a first day at school
  • A descriptive exploration of a sentimental family photograph album.
  • The echoes of laughter in an old family home
  • Describing the texture of a childhood blanket
  • A day in the life of a cherished childhood toy
  • The significance of a faded ticket stub

Descriptive Essay Topics: Philosophy, Science, And Religion

  • Describing the intersection of science and spirituality
  • The philosophy of time
  • The ethical implications of genetic engineering
  • Describing the metaphysical aspects of quantum physics
  • The philosophy of consciousness
  • Navigating the intersection of religion and environmental ethics
  • Describing the aesthetics of mathematics
  • The philosophy of mind-body dualism
  • Exploring the ethical dimensions of artificial intelligence
  • Describing the role of rituals in religious practices

Descriptive Essay Topics: Tv, Literature, Art

  • Describing the impact of television on modern culture
  • The artistry of surrealistic paintings
  • A literary analysis of dystopian fiction
  • The evolution of TV series finales
  • Describing the symbolism in classic literature
  • The influences of pop art on contemporary visual culture
  • A descriptive exploration of magical realism in literature
  • The cinematic world of film noir
  • The impact of digital media on traditional art forms
  • Describing the multifaceted characters in a favorite TV drama

Descriptive Essay Topics: History

  • A descriptive exploration of ancient civilizations
  • The historical significance of a local landmark
  • Describing the impact of a historical invention on society
  • A journey through the streets of a historical city
  • The role of women in a historical revolution
  • Describing the cultural exchange along the Silk Road
  • The influence of historical wars on art and literature
  • A descriptive study of everyday life in a historical period
  • The economic evolution of a historical trading port
  • Describing the architectural marvels of a historical era

Descriptive Essay Topics: Daily Life

  • A descriptive analysis of morning routines
  • Describing the culinary delights of a family dinner
  • The tranquil routine of evening strolls
  • A day in the life of a remote worker
  • Describing the bustling energy of a local market
  • The sounds and sights of a city commute
  • A descriptive exploration of weekend rituals
  • The comforts of home
  • The dynamics of family game night
  • Describing the joys and challenges of parenthood

Descriptive Essay Topics: Professions

  • Describing the real-life struggles of a firefighter
  • The precision of a surgical theatre
  • A day in the life of a wildlife photographer
  • Describing the challenges of a humanitarian aid worker
  • The creative chaos of a graphic designer's studio
  • A descriptive exploration of archaeology
  • The rhythm of a musician's practice
  • Describing the dynamic world of event planning
  • The artistry of culinary professions
  • A day in the shoes of a space scientist

Descriptive Essay Topics for Students

Before selecting the topic for a descriptive essay, make sure it tells the reader about the essay. Here, we have compiled a list of topics for students from different academic levels to write a good essay.

Descriptive Essay Topics for University Students

  • Exploring the intricate details of an ancient architectural masterpiece.
  • Describing the rich biodiversity within a pristine rainforest ecosystem.
  • Painting a verbal picture of the subatomic realms in quantum physics.
  • Unveiling the diverse cultures thriving in a bustling urban landscape.
  • Crafting a vivid portrayal of a serene sunset atop a remote mountain peak.
  • Delving into the marvels of the human brain through descriptive language.
  • Illuminating the traditional artisan crafts that persist in a globalized world.
  • Indulging the senses in a descriptive exploration of global culinary delights.
  • Detailing the silent witnesses to history in centuries-old trees of ancient woodlands.
  • Capturing the awe-inspiring beauty of a starlit night sky in the cosmos.

Descriptive Essay Topics for College Students

  • Analyzing details in modern art installations for a descriptive study.
  • Exploring visual and textural aspects of urban graffiti.
  • Describing light and shadow in contemporary photography.
  • Investigating the unseen microorganism world descriptively.
  • Experiencing sensory delights at an open-air market.
  • Unraveling the urban soundscape
  • Navigating fashion trend evolution
  • Describing subtle expressions in dance: Body language and emotion.
  • Capturing rustic charm in forgotten countryside villages verbally.
  • Inside a musician's mind: describing creative processes.

Descriptive Essay Topics for High School

  • Exploring the impact of social media on teenage identity.
  • A day in the life of a local ecological reserve.
  • The intricacies of high school subcultures.
  • The sounds of a high school cafeteria.
  • Describing the journey of a historical figure.
  • A walk through a local farmer's market.
  • The essence of high school sports events.
  • The artistry of a high school theater production.
  • Describing the charm of a historical landmark in your community.
  • A descriptive exploration of a science fair.

Descriptive Essay Topics for Middle School

  • Exploring historical marvels: artifacts revealing tales.
  • Pet escapades: a day in furry companions' life.
  • Neighborhood park enchantment: a magical nature journey.
  • Middle school science buzz: the thrill of experiments.
  • Vibrant carnival world: an adventure of colors.
  • Fire station dynamics: heroes in action unfold.
  • Intriguing library ambiance: a study in fascination.
  • Cosmic wonders unveiled: a descriptive journey.
  • Mural masterpieces: creativity painted on walls.
  • Historical event unraveling: past tales brought alive.

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Descriptive Essay Topics for Different Grades

The selection of a good descriptive essay topic is a difficult task for school students. Have a look at the following list of topics.

Descriptive Essay Topics For Grade 4

  • A magical day in a candy wonderland
  • The curious adventures of friendly robots
  • Exploring the whimsical world of talking animals
  • My enchanted garden
  • A day in the life of a silly superhero
  • The mystical kingdom under my bed
  • Describing the colorful personalities of classroom pets.
  • The incredible journey of my lost toy
  • A picnic with alien friends
  • The rainbow circus

Descriptive Essay Topics for Grade 6

  • A funny memory
  • Your favorite item of clothing
  • Performing in front of a crowd
  • Your lucky charm
  • Your favorite movie
  • Your worst nightmare
  • The perfect day on the beach
  • An embarrassing moment
  • The perfect meal for you
  • The most beautiful place for you

Descriptive Essay Topics for Grade 7

  • A day in the life of an imaginary creature
  • Exploring volcanic eruptions
  • Secret time-traveling machine adventures
  • Enchanted forest walk
  • Whimsical talking animal world
  • Joyful chaos at a school carnival
  • My time as a detective
  • Journey to the center of the Earth
  • Feast with extraterrestrial friends
  • Colorful universe in my toy box

Descriptive Essay Topics for Grade 8

  • The street from home to school
  • The pet you love the most
  • The best habit of your favorite person
  • Your dream house
  • Your favorite childhood memory
  • Your favorite hideout while playing hide and seek
  • A list of your favorite restaurants
  • What makes me laugh
  • What is the world’s biggest secret?
  • My first school teacher

Descriptive Essay Topics for Grade 9

  • The relationship between productivity and musical tones
  • Life is beautiful if we stop complaining
  • A day spent in school after vacations
  • How does the solar system work?
  • Things to learn from life
  • Effects of domestic violence on children
  • My favorite sport
  • My love for country people
  • My first visit to a mosque
  • Changing a car tire

Descriptive Essay Topics for Class 10

  • Exploring the cultural mosaic of a vibrant city market
  • A day in the life of an urban street artist
  • Intricacies of technological evolution
  • Descriptive exploration of historical monuments in your city.
  • Sensory symphony of a night market
  • Unveiling the architecture of sustainable green buildings
  • Dynamic energy of a music festival
  • Day in the shoes of a social activist
  • Artistry of cinematic masterpieces
  • Describing the serenity of a coastal landscape

Descriptive Essay Topics For Grade 12

  • Philosophy and AI Intersection
  • Decoding quantum entanglement
  • Postmodern literature analysis
  • Bioethical dilemmas in medical tech evolution.
  • Socioeconomic impacts of global climate change.
  • Intricacies of International Diplomacy
  • Identity intersection in societal constructs.
  • Cybersecurity impact on global economies
  • Ethical quandaries in genetic engineering.
  • Architectural innovations in urban sustainability.

Common Descriptive Essay Topics

Here is a compilation of descriptive essay topics that have been categorized into different groups.

Descriptive Essay Topics about an Event

  • Describe the electric atmosphere of a music festival.
  • Describe a thrilling sporting event: the roar of the crowd.
  • Describe behind the scenes at a carnival: colors and chaos.
  • Describe the unveiling magic of a fireworks display.
  • Describe the enchanting glow of a night market.
  • Describe a vibrant parade: colors, costumes, and celebrations.
  • Describe exploring the buzz of a busy street fair.
  • Describe the serenity of a sunrise yoga event.
  • Describe a cultural festival: tastes, sounds, and traditions.
  • Describe the dynamic energy of a political rally.

Descriptive Essay Topics about Objects

  • Describe the elegance of a vintage pocket watch.
  • Describe the intricate details of an antique writing desk.
  • Describe the simplicity and charm of a well-worn teddy bear.
  • Describe the mesmerizing glow of a stained glass lamp.
  • Describe the rugged beauty of a weathered leather journal.
  • Describe the delicate craftsmanship of a porcelain teapot.
  • Describe the sleek design of a modern smartphone.
  • Describe the timeless allure of a classic wristwatch.
  • Describe the vibrant colors of a handwoven tapestry.
  • Describe the rustic charm of a vintage typewriter.

Descriptive Essay Topics on Places

  • Describe the tranquility of a hidden beach cove.
  • Describe the bustling energy of a busy city street.
  • Describe the serenity found in a mountain retreat.
  • Describe the historic charm of an old town square.
  • Describe the vibrant atmosphere of a local farmers' market.
  • Describe the awe-inspiring beauty of a dense forest.
  • Describe the eclectic charm of a neighborhood coffee shop.
  • Describe the grandeur of an ancient cathedral.
  • Describe the coziness of a quaint mountain cabin.
  • Describe the futuristic appeal of a modern art gallery.

Easy Descriptive Essay Topics

If you are seeking easy topics, we have a range of simple descriptive essay options that are perfect if you're new to this genre.

Narrative Descriptive Essay Topics

  • My favorite restaurant to check out
  • An Adventure in the Andes
  • A perfect companion for me
  • Describe your favorite celebrity.
  • The birth of a child
  • Describe something that made you laugh to death.
  • An encounter with an online criminal
  • What’s your favorite scene from a book?
  • Describe all heroics attributed to King Arthur
  • The wonders of Australia and New Zealand

Funny Descriptive Essay Topics

  • Describe the antics of your mischievous pet.
  • Describe a hilarious encounter at a comedy club.
  • Describe the chaotic scene of a family game night.
  • Describe the amusing sights at a quirky local fair.
  • Describe the funny mishaps during a camping trip.
  • Describe the comical chaos of a surprise birthday party.
  • Describe the eccentric characters at a neighborhood potluck.
  • Describe the laughter-filled moments at a comedy movie night.
  • Describe the humorous chaos of a kitchen cooking adventure.
  • Describe the amusing incidents at a lively karaoke party.

How to Select a Descriptive Writing Topic? 

Crafting a compelling descriptive essay requires a suitable topic. It's crucial to consider the following points:

Factors for Selecting a Descriptive Essay Prompt

  • Interest Alignment: Choose a topic aligning with personal experiences or passions.
  • Vivid Imagery Potential: Opt for a subject allowing vibrant descriptions and sensory details to create a vivid description.
  • Audience Engagement: Consider topics relatable or intriguing to your intended readers.
  • Abundance of Details: Pick a subject providing ample material for rich descriptions.
  • Emotional Connection: Select prompts evoking strong emotions or personal connections.

Utilizing Descriptive Essay Samples

  • Understanding Structure: Review examples to grasp the descriptive essay outline and its components.
  • Techniques and Language: Analyze how vivid descriptions are crafted and sensory details are used.
  • Inspiration Source: Use examples to spark ideas and creativity for your chosen prompt. You can read and get inspiration from expertly crafted samples in our descriptive essay examples blog!

The Bottom Line!

We hope that these descriptive essay topics have inspired you and given you some ideas for your own essay. Writing a descriptive essay requires vivid descriptions and sensory details, and it's a chance to paint a picture with words. Remember choosing the right topic is essential for writing a good descriptive essay. And if you're struggling to choose one or feeling uncertain about your writing skills, seek professional help. 

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120 Descriptive Essay Topics to Spark Your Creativity

Writing a descriptive essay is a creative task. It requires using sensory language and expressive means, such as similes, metaphors, personifications, etc., for creating a vivid description of an object, place, person, or experience. The best descriptive essays are usually based on the writer's personal lived reality. However, some good descriptive essay topics require research and imagination to explore. Your instructors might give you one of such assignments to see how well you have absorbed class materials and how confident you are with the knowledge.

Finding a suitable topic to explore is no mean feat. With this blog, we hope to help you with the task. Below, you will find 120 topics grouped by a common theme and academic level they are suitable for. Some of the ideas for descriptive essays are linked to full samples in our free database. Read them to understand descriptive writing better and maybe borrow a trick or two to make your own essay even more compelling.

How to Choose a Descriptive Essay Topic

Before we proceed to our descriptive essay topics list, let's first prime you on brainstorming the ideas and finding suitable topics independently.

The first thing you need to ask yourself is, "What are my limits?" Are you free to use your imagination, or are you restricted to the facts you have witnessed? For example, for your history class, they might ask you to write a descriptive essay of an archeological site you've been digging. That would be a description based on your experience. However, they could also ask you to reconstruct the site and describe what it could look like centuries ago. That would be an assignment based on research but also requiring your imagination and creativity.

With that in mind, you need to inspect what resources you have at your disposal. If you have to base your essay on research, look at what literature you have readily available. If sources abound, you can narrow your topic down for a more efficient search. If, however, the information is scarce, scale up a bit to find more data.

If you have to write a description based on your experience, the best strategy for a good descriptive essay topic would be to go for something that made a strong impression on you. This way, it would be easier to create a powerful description from memory. Also, make sure you touch on points relevant to your class or this particular assignment. For example, you need to write about the importance of emotional intelligence in your practice as a nurse. For this, you must select a case that is both memorable to you and relevant to the topic.

Descriptive Essay Topics for Middle School

First, let us zero in on the academic level. Here are some fun descriptive paper ideas suitable for middle-school students. Some of the suggestions are easy; others are more challenging. However, they all provide an opportunity to give a colorful description and tell a story through images.

  • Describe your favorite animal
  • Describe a fantastical journey through a human body affected by fast food
  • My last weekend and how I spent it
  • Describe the dawn or the sunset
  • Describe your pet (or your friend's pet if you don't keep pets)
  • Describe your favorite item of clothing
  • Describe your last weekend
  • Describe the best journey you ever had
  • Describe your best friend
  • Describe your classroom
  • Describe your street
  • Describe your house

Descriptive Essay Topics for High School Students

If you have been given a descriptive writing assignment but no prompt hinting what to write a descriptive essay on, try these suggestions. Feel free to change them. Treat them as brainstorm starters.

  • A childhood memory that stuck with you
  • A time you lost someone dear to you and how you persevered
  • What are your personal reactions to The Princess Bride movie ? Be descriptive.
  • Retell Frankenstein from the POV of the Creature
  • Describe your family home
  • Describe the last party you've been to
  • Describe a book character (how you picture them based on the information from the book)
  • Describe waking up early
  • Describe your favorite smell
  • Describe a chance encounter that left a lasting impression
  • Describe the most fun activity you have ever participated in
  • Describe a thing that annoys you the most. What makes it so noxious?

Descriptive Essay Topics for College Students

As a college student, you must be looking for more original topics to write a descriptive essay on since you've most likely already explored the easier ones from above. Look in this section or further – in the thematic groups. Read the papers attached as examples if the topic interests you but seems too challenging. Also, don't forget that you can get personalized essay writing help for any type of assignment – creative descriptions included. 

  • Describe your favorite place on campus
  • Describe your experience with contemplating art
  • Describe a hot day
  • Describe events from The Great Gatsby from an unconventional POV
  • Describe a vivid childhood memory
  • Describe a gathering (a club meeting, a political rally, etc.)
  • Describe a construction site
  • Describe a frightening experience you went through
  • Describe building a healthy habit (or breaking a bad one)
  • Describe a wedding you have attended
  • Describe a trip home during the break
  • Describe your new room away from home

Descriptive Essay Ideas About an Object

Describing an object is probably on the easier side of this assignment. However, with these original descriptive writing topics, an essay about an ordinary thing can be just as impressive and sophisticated as a description of unique experiences.

  • My notebook
  • Describe a tool you use every day and its importance
  • The thing that has shaped your childhood
  • Describe your most treasured possession
  • Describe a piece of jewelry you wish you owned
  • Describe a thing that has a story attached to it (a family heirloom, a museum exhibit, a memento, etc.)
  • Describe your favorite piece of furniture
  • Describe a thing that used to scare you as a child
  • Judge a book by its cover: pick up and describe a book you've never read
  • Describe a remarkable door
  • You are living in the Iron Age. Describe the most valuable thing you own
  • Describe an item that belongs to a friend or a family member. What can it tell about its owner?

Topics for a Descriptive Essay About an Experience

Speaking of experiences. If you are tired of well-thumbed issues like triumphs and defeats, choose your next topic for a descriptive essay from the list below. Write a different story that is meaningful and impactful.

  • Describe how you tried something for the first time
  • Describe a music concert or a festival you've been to
  • Describe the feelings of an unfairly incarcerated person
  • Describe a difficult situation that taught you something valuable
  • Describe living through a natural disaster
  • Describe the feeling of sorrow
  • Describe your experience watching a classic movie
  • Describe how you combat stress
  • Describe the sadness of leaving
  • Describe recovering from an illness
  • Do you remember how you learned reading? Tell about the experience
  • Describe your visit to a beauty salon or a barbershop

Examples of Descriptive Essay Topics About a Place

Descriptive paper topics suggested below give you only a general direction for your thoughts. In contrast, a sample attached to each title describes a concrete and very specific place. That is why we advise you to explore the attached pieces for more inspiration.

  • Write about a public place that continues to evoke powerful, emotional memories for you
  • Describe a restaurant in your area
  • Describe a house
  • Describe your hometown
  • Describe ocean shore
  • Describe a museum or an art gallery you've attended
  • Describe a park or a natural spot you like
  • Describe your favorite place on earth
  • Describe the best place to study
  • Imagine a public space designed for teens. Describe it. Where would you place it?
  • Do you remember your first trip out of town? Where did you go? Be descriptive.
  • Describe a place where you feel most safe

Interesting Descriptive Essay Topics About a Person

Describing a person is not an easy task, especially if you need to remain neutral and objective. These topics for descriptive essays about people will be an excellent exercise for you.

  • Describe a person from your class that you find interesting
  • Describe a person you have helped recently
  • Describe a stranger who showed you kindness
  • Describe one of your parents
  • The most unforgettable person in your life
  • Describe a person you can call your mentor
  • Describe your professor
  • Describe someone you see often but not acquainted with (a cash-desk clerk, a bus driver, a dog-walker from your street, etc.)
  • Describe a celebrity you find the most inspiring
  • Describe a fictional character you had a crush on
  • Describe an influential political figure of today
  • If you could interview any historical personality, who would it be? Describe them

Descriptive Essay Topics About Art, Culture, and Esthetics

The area we have outlined in the subheading is vast, so these topics are there to give your creativity a little nudge. Play with them and transform them to suit your assignment.

  • Describe a cultural artifact (a sculpture, a painting, a museum exhibit, etc.)
  • Describe a creative work you have produced
  • A documentary that fascinated you
  • Describe an impact of a poetic work on you
  • Describe characters on your favorite TV show
  • Describe a dance show
  • Describe a thing you would call kitschy. Explain your choice
  • Describe a ceremony or a ritual you partook in
  • Describe a night in a movie theater from the perspective of a first-time goer
  • Describe a consumer good from the point of view of its esthetic value
  • Describe a building. What's its purpose? How is it conveyed through architecture?
  • Describe a historical costume representative of a particular era

Imaginative Topics for a Unique Descriptive Essay

How about running away with your imagination and creating something that doesn't exist? No one said that your description must be documental.

  • If you could rule the world, how would it look like? Describe your perfect vision
  • Describe the art to an alien
  • Describe how your childhood experiences have formed your personality
  • Describe a magical creature you wish existed
  • Describe a robot you could befriend
  • Describe an ordinary day from the point of view of an inanimate object
  • Describe a technological artifact from another planet
  • Describe a day in a park without using sight
  • Describe a sci-fi landscape
  • Describe an immortal being
  • Describe flying over your hometown
  • Describe turning into an animal

Descriptive Essay Topics About Business and Technology

Serious topics can be approached creatively as well. Descriptive essays give a human dimension to business and tech – which is always good for a better understanding their purposes.

  • Internet hoaxes you've come across
  • Describe a product to a potential consumer
  • Describe your short-term (3 years) career goals
  • Describe customer experience in a chain restaurant or reseller's
  • Describe an innovative shop window display
  • Describe your workday or shift
  • Describe a place of work you see yourself in 5 years
  • Describe an ergonomic design you admired
  • Describe a perfect gadget that doesn't exist yet
  • Describe your first computer
  • Describe a technology that should replace human labor. Why would it be better this way?
  • Describe an item that will be in each household twenty years from now

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