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DESCRIPTION is the pattern of development that presents a word picture of a thing, a person, a situation, or a series of events. It is one of four rhetorical modes (also known as modes of discourse), along with exposition , argumentation , and narration . Each of the rhetorical modes is present in a variety of forms and each has its own purpose and conventions . The act of description may be related to that of definition . Description is also the fiction-writing mode for transmitting a mental image of the particulars of a story . CONTENTS * 1 As a fiction-writing mode * 2 Purple prose * 3 Philosophy * 4 Physics * 5 See also * 6 Notes * 7 References * 8 External links AS A FICTION-WRITING MODE Fiction
is a form of narrative , one of the four rhetorical modes of discourse. Fiction-writing also has modes: action , exposition, description, dialogue , summary, and transition

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