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Adding Details

To bring your paragraph to life, you need to include facts, examples, and other specific details.

Personal Details

Many of the details you use in your paragraphs will be personal details—things you know from your own experience.

Details from Your Senses 🟪 These are things that you see, hear, smell, taste, and touch. Focus on senses when writing a descriptive paragraph.

Relatives chatter happily around the kitchen island while turkey-scented steam billows from the open oven door.

Details from Your Memory 🟪 These details come from memories of things you’ve done and experienced. In descriptive and narrative writing, such details can bring the past to life. In an explanatory paragraph, they can help you explain how to do something.

Then we had a painting party in the basement to make it less dingy.

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