Five Examples of Emotive Writing For Year Six

Written by Dan

Are you looking for some examples of emotive language to use with your Year Six students? If so, then you’ve come to the right place! This blog post will show you five examples of expressive writing that are perfect for inspiring your students’ creativity. Keep reading to learn more!

Related: For more, check out our article on How To Teach Children To Add Suspense In Their Writing  here.

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Example One:

She was standing in the park, watching the sunset on a terrible day. The sky was painted with shades of orange and red as if it were crying with her. She felt utterly lost; there were no words to explain her whirlwind of emotions. From sorrow to anger, fear to confusion – they all swept through her like a violent storm that refused to subside.

No matter how hard she tried, nothing seemed to make those feelings disappear. It was like a deep dark abyss within her soul, and it seemed impossible to escape. Tears streamed down her face as she finally accepted the truth – things would never be the same again.

Example Two:

He was standing on the cliff’s edge, looking at the sea below. The wind was howling and whipping his hair around like a wild animal, but he stayed rooted to the spot. His heart was racing, yet it felt empty at the same time. He felt overwhelmed with emotions – loneliness, despair and sadness all bubbling up within him.

The waves crashing against the rocks below seemed to be calling out his name, beckoning him down the way they had always done before. It would be easy to jump over the edge and make all these feelings disappear forever. But for one brief moment, he stopped and looked up into the sky; and suddenly, a ray of hope broke through the darkness of his soul – maybe there was light ahead even in this darkest hour.

Example Three:

She was walking in the forest, listening to the birds singing in the trees. Everything around her felt so peaceful, yet inside, she was filled with worry and fear. Her mind raced with all the things that could go wrong, and she had to take a deep breath to keep it all at bay.

She stopped and looked up into the sky; dark storm clouds were looming in the distance, but a single ray of sunshine broke through them. At that moment, she realised that even in the most uncertain times, she could find light moments if she just paid attention.

Example Four:

He was sitting on the beach, watching as the waves rolled onto shore. It was like each wave brought a wave of emotion – from joy and happiness to sorrow and regret. He thought about everything he had gone through in his life – all the good times and bad times that had shaped him into who he is today.

A tear rolled down his face as he thought about all these memories, but then his heart felt a glimmer of hope, knowing that although things may not have gone as planned, he still had a chance to make things better for himself in the future.

Example Five:

She was standing on top of a mountain, looking over the valley below. The sun had already set, leaving behind shades of purple, blue and red that seemed to fill her with an inner peace she hadn’t known before.

Tears started streaming down her face as years of built-up emotions suddenly gave way; sadness at what she had lost, relief at how far she’d come, and gratitude for being able to witness this beautiful view before her eyes. In this moment 

Example Six:

She was sitting in the garden, watching the birds fly by. The world seemed so peaceful and serene, but inside; she felt anything but. All around her were reminders of what had been lost – that life would never be the same again. Tears spilt down her cheeks as she grieved for losing a loved one and all they stood for.

Example Seven:

He looked out the window, thinking back to what his life once was and what it had become. An invisible force was crushing him under its weight, making it impossible to breathe or even think straight. All he wanted was for someone to understand just how much pain he was in, but no matter how hard he tried, no one seemed to get it – not even himself.

Example Eight:

She opened the door, only to find an empty house staring back at her. No family members were there anymore, yet somehow the memories lingered in the air like ghosts from another time. Somehow everything felt wrong; she didn’t know why, but suddenly she missed them more than ever before – like a deep part of her had been ripped away without warning. 

Example Nine:

She was walking in the city streets, feeling small and insignificant amongst the hustle and bustle of people around her. She felt a deep sadness, like a heavy weight pulling her down. Everywhere she looked, she saw happy faces and heard laughter, yet her feelings were one of despair.

Example Ten:

He was lying on the park bench, watching the stars twinkling in the night sky. His heart seemed to sink into his stomach like a rock as he realised that life would never be the same again. The loss of someone so dear had left him feeling hollow inside, with no hope of ever genuinely filling that void.


What is emotive language?

The emotive language uses words to evoke emotion in the reader or listener. It can persuade, inspire, and captivate an audience’s attention.

How do I use emotive language effectively?

Use words that create an emotional response in the reader – these can include adjectives, adverbs, metaphors, similes and other poetic or descriptive language forms. Additionally, focus on conveying an overall tone that resonates with your intended audience to evoke emotions most relevant to your message.

What types of texts benefit from using emotive language?

Emotive language can be applied to many types of texts, including persuasive arguments, stories and poems, and more formal pieces such as reports and essays. Regardless of the text type you are writing for, it is essential to know how to effectively use emotive language for your piece to have the most significant impact on your readers. 

About The Author

I'm Dan Higgins, one of the faces behind The Teaching Couple. With 15 years in the education sector and a decade as a teacher, I've witnessed the highs and lows of school life. Over the years, my passion for supporting fellow teachers and making school more bearable has grown. The Teaching Couple is my platform to share strategies, tips, and insights from my journey. Together, we can shape a better school experience for all.






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