Descriptive Paragraph Examples

Welcome to the Character Description Resource! Here you will find a wealth of information about characters from books and famous people from history, all in one place.

Our goal is to provide teachers with an easy and convenient way to access descriptions of these characters that can be used as teaching aids in the classroom.

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Explore our vast selection of captivating character descriptions, from Julius Caesar and Odysseus to Harry Potter and Jane Eyre. No matter what you’re looking for, you will find inspiration here.

With this resource at your fingertips, you’ll always be able to create material for your lessons again!

Famous Figures Descriptive Paragraphs

Generic Descriptive Paragraph Examples

Descriptive DeviceDefinitionPurposeExamples
ImageryDescriptive language that appeals to the senses.Creates a vivid picture in the reader’s mind.“The golden sun dipped below the horizon, casting a warm amber glow over the tranquil sea.”
SimileA comparison between two unlike things using ‘like’ or ‘as’.Helps the reader understand something by relating it to a familiar image.“Her smile was like the first bloom of spring, bright and inviting.”
MetaphorA direct comparison between two unlike things without using ‘like’ or ‘as’.Offers a deeper insight into objects or ideas by equating them with something else.“Time is a thief that steals our moments right from under our noses.”
PersonificationAttributing human qualities to inanimate objects or abstract ideas.Brings objects or ideas to life, making them more relatable.“The wind whispered through the trees, sharing the secrets of the forest.”
HyperboleExaggerated statements not meant to be taken literally.Emphasizes a point or feeling by overstating it.“I’ve told you a million times not to exaggerate.”
AlliterationThe repetition of the same consonant sounds at the beginning of closely connected words.Creates rhythm and can enhance the mood or tone of a description.“The silver stars sparkled splendidly against the silent, shadowy sky.”
AssonanceThe repetition of vowel sounds in closely connected words.Adds a musical quality to the writing and can create emphasis.“The early morning light broke softly through the pale pink curtains.”
OnomatopoeiaWords that mimic the sounds they describe.Makes the description more immersive and can intensify the action.“The bees buzzed, and the brook babbled by the blooming bushes.”
Sensory DetailsDetailed information that appeals to the five senses.Engages the reader’s senses to create a full, immersive experience.“The sharp tang of citrus filled the air as she sliced into the ripe lemon.”
Adjectives and AdverbsWords used to describe nouns (adjectives) or verbs (adverbs).Adds specificity and detail






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