How to Use Descriptive Details & Sensory Language in Your Writing


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In writing descriptive details, what does specific mean?

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1. In writing description, what does concrete mean?

2. Which of these is not one of the five senses?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo gauge your understanding of writing with descriptive and sensory language. You will be quizzed on the types of descriptive language and the language tools used to invoke the senses.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • What specific and concrete mean in terms of descriptive detail
  • The difference between similes and metaphors
  • Descriptive details that use the five senses

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on writing with descriptive and sensory language
  • Critical thinking - apply your understanding about specific, concrete details to identify sensory language in writing
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast similes and metaphors
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about writing tools used to create descriptive and sensory language

Additional Learning

To learn more about using descriptive and sensory language, review the corresponding lesson on Writing with Descriptive and Sensory Language. This lesson will help you:

  • Distinguish between similes and metaphors
  • Identify specific, concrete details
  • Know how to use the five senses to create sensory language