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Describing a Person
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FACTUAL DESCRIPTION (PERSON)
When we write a description of a person we include all important aspects of the person.
- Relationship to writer
- Social status/role/profession
- Appearance (looks; features; clothes; height; health)
- Characteristics of personality—qualities/attitude; way of walking/talking
- Opinion of others about him
- Any other relevant point (could be brought about by narrating an incident)
build—slim, overweight, medium, petite, large, stocky, lanky, hefty, pear-shaped, thin etc. height—tall, short, medium etc.
Clothes/appearance—elegant, sloppy, well-tailored, ill-fitting, casual, formal, untidy, neat, tidy etc.
shape of face/expression—angular, bearded, unshaven, friendly, round, oval, square, heart-shaped etc.
complexion—fair, pale, swarthy etc. eyes—twinkling, protruding, shifty, staring, close-set etc. hair—balding, receding hairline, close-cropped, thick, wavy, curly, plaited, long, neat, thinning etc.
Nose—broken, sharp, flat, upturned, roman, pointed etc.
Lips—discoloured, thin, thick etc.
Teeth—protruding, broken, gapped, discoloured etc. chin—cleft, receding, pointed, square etc.
Special features—tattoo, scar, mole, stammer, peculiar gesture etc.
Imaginative, creative, intelligent, mediocre talents, uninspired, unimaginative, sharp, boring etc.
Emotional and Moral Qualifies
Trustworthy, honest, confident, warm, sincere, selfish, cruel, insensitive, patient, tolerant, dependable, corrupt, dishonest, irresolute, diffident, detached, deceitful, philanthropic, kind, vulnerable, impatient prejudiced etc.
DESCRIPTION OF A PERSON
- Physical appearance
- Good qualities
- Special traits
- Use active ‘passive voice
- Simple present is to be used
- Give concrete examples and anecdotes.