Descriptive Essay Samples

One of the most popular forms of essays, it is important to grasp how to write one. Look at our samples of descriptive essays to understand how to write them on your own.

Picturing Don Quixote

Four hundred years ago, on April 23, 1616, Miguel de Cervantes died. In the prologue to his posthumously published The Trials of Persiles and Sigismunda,…

Description of a Desert

It is difficult to form a correct idea of a desert without having seen one. It is a vast plain of sands and stones, interspersed…

Sir John Maynard Keynes

Although Sir John Maynard Keynes’ fame is limited to the field of economics, he held sway in affecting governmental policy to a large extent during…

Angkor Wat

Each country in the world has contributed to the world’s cultural heritage. One of the most contributing parts of the world to cultural heritage is…

A Photograph of Cartier-Bresson

Photography has undoubtedly become one of the most impressive and important visual arts of the 20th century, and affected other branches of art significantly. This…

The Empire State Building

The United States was the first country to build skyscrapers. The amazing technology used to raise buildings that seemed to touch the sky has developed…

The Jallianwalla Bagh Massacre

Jallianwalla Bagh is a public garden in Amritsar, in the province of Punjab, where thousands of Hindus, Muslims, and Sikhs had gathered for the celebration…

Taj Mahal

Although technological progress in the 21st century has enabled people to construct amazing buildings, it does not mean that in the past that people could…

Amazing Prague

The history of Central Europe has fascinated me for several years, though I did not expect it to be as it was described in the…

Inspirational Splash Photography

Modern art was never my cup of tea. I enjoy mainly old oil paintings of the French impressionism era by Oscar-Claude Monet or Eugène Boudin,…

The Silk Road

The Silk Road Centuries prior to the Internet, much earlier than the steam engine, and well before the arrival of the airplane, there still existed…

Tokyo Skytree

Japan is widely known as a country of wonders. Indeed, not to mention its magnificent contrasts on the edge of modernity and traditionalism, this country…

Have You Ever Seen an Oarfish?

Humankind has resided on Earth for thousands of years. Though before the 18th century, scientific progress had a rather slow pace, starting from the 20th…

Mark Zuckerberg’s Three Main Attributes

Mark Zuckerberg, one of the five co-founders of Facebook, knew exactly what he was doing when he propelled himself into the computer programming business. As…

The Terracotta Army

Chinese civilization has produced an uncountable number of artifacts, valued the world over and considered to be humanity’s cultural heritage. For an example, one needs…

The Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge’s construction is one of the great achievements in United States history and helped pave the way for New York City’s rapid expansion…

The Person I Am

An innate question for humans beings is, “Who am I?” A failure to answer this question can be disastrous for our well-being, since it refers…

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Writing an Essay Guides

Writing a Narrative Essay

A narrative essay is a form of academic writing that is built around a narration of a certain event or situation. It is a short…

Writing a Persuasive Essay

A persuasive essay is a form of academic writing that is built around a central argument. These essays are sometimes called argumentative essays because of…

Writing an Expository Essay

There are three main types of expository essays: scholarly writing used mainly for academic purposes, which describes or examines a process in a comprehensive way;…

Writing a Critical Essay

A critical essay provides interpretation and analysis of a set text, piece of music, a painting, or play. It must be written with an academic purpose; it…

Writing a Descriptive Essay

A descriptive essay is a form of academic writing that is built around a detailed description of a person, building, place, situation, notion, etc. The…

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