Vacation Brochure Descriptive Essay
Intro • Grab your audience’s attention with a creative hook! • Introduce your vacation destination with basic information: what it is, where it is located, etc. • About three sentences in length
Body • Describe your vacation destination in detail. • Things to think about: • What can people do there? • Is it a resort, a theme park, a campground, etc.? • What is the surrounding environment like? • What makes it unique and special? • Don’t forget to include three examples of figurative language.
Figurative Language • Simile: Compares two things using the word like or as • The branch curved like a claw. He is busy as a bee. • Metaphor: Compares two things without using the word like or as • Her eyes were flashlights in the dark. You are what you eat. • Personification: A nonhuman thing is given human characteristics. • The leaves gossiped among themselves. My teddy bear hugged me. • Hyperbole: An exaggeration • My heart hit the floor. I’m so hungry I could eat a cow. • Idiom: An expression that means something other than the literal meanings of its individual words • A piece of cake. It’s raining cats and dogs. • Alliteration: The repetition of beginning consonant sounds • The kids rode a carousel of cartoon characters. Pete’s pretty puppy… • Onomatopoeia: Words that sound like the noise they name • Snap! Crackle! Pop! The crackling bag crumpled in his fist.
Conclusion • End by restating a few of the better qualities your vacation destination offers. • About three sentences in length