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We’ve discussed what makes a good setting description in previous lessons including the use of the 5 senses.


Read the setting description above and try to find examples of:


Interesting vocabulary

Description of what can be seen

Varied sentence structures

Sentences that describe how the character feels

Semi colons

Compound words


Excerpt from The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman


The boy walked back down the south-west side of the hill, avoiding the old chapel; he did not want to see the place the Silas wasn’t. Bod stopped beside a grave that looked the way he felt; it was beneath an oak that had once been struck by lightning, and now was just a black trunk, like a sharp talon coming out of the hill; the grave itself was water-stained and cracked, and above it was a memorial stone on which a headless angel hung, its robes looking like a huge and ugly tree-fungus.