Form: Pet Peeve
The form of writing is the actual shape it takes. For example, explanatory writing could take the form of a how-to or comparison-contrast. The resources below focus on a specific form. Click a resource to find out more.
Student Writing Model
When writing about pet peeves, you can react humorously or analytically to a common, everyday annoyance. Katie, the writer of this essay, tries to be sensible and analytical about the mosquito in her bedroom but becomes (in her own words) “like a crazed wind turbine.” Watch for a second simile that works very well in this piece. Also notice how the writer feels about the breeze in the first paragraph and how her feelings have changed by the sixth paragraph—this change shows how stressed she has become.