Sample Descriptive Essay on Monal Lisa (With an Outline)
I. Introductory Paragraph (Subject: Mona Lisa)
Thesis Sentence: The painting is most famous for the smile of the woman, which people have been trying to decipher for a long time
II. Point #1 in Body (Point: Overview description)
Topic Sentence: The portrait depicts a woman's bust, with a distant landscape that is visible in the backdrop.
A. Leonardo used a pyramid design to install the woman in a simple and calm manner within the painting.
B. The woman is shown with her hands folded, with her breast, neck, and face painted the same color as her hands.
C. The light is diffused so that the various curves and geometrical shapes on the painting are made visible through it.
III. Point #2 in Body (Point: Her Smile)
Topic Sentence Perhaps the most interesting thing about the painting is the woman's smile.
A. Many believe that it is innocent and inviting, while others believe it is that of smugness and is a smirk.
B. Many scientific studies have been undertaken to determine the exact nature of the smile and the real reason remains a mystery.
C. It is believed that every person sees the smile differently because of the changes in the lighting that Leonardo presented.
IV. Point #3 in Body (Point: The full picture)
A. The woman is shown seated in an open area, and behind her is a vast landscape, which recedes to an icy mountain.
B. Some winding paths and a far away bridge is also perceptible in the background.
V. Conclusion Paragraph (briefly summarize what you have said in the essay)
Topic Sentence: The painting is an amazing one and one should definitely take a look at it in order to appreciate its full beauty.
The Mona Lisa is perhaps Leonardo DaVinci's most famous of paintings. It is an oil painting, painted on poplar wood. The painting is most famous for the smile of the woman, which people have been trying to decipher for a long time. Many believe that the portrait is that of DaVinci himself, while many also place a lot mystic connections with this painting.
The portrait depicts a woman's bust, with a distant landscape that is visible in the backdrop. Leonardo used a pyramid design to install the woman in a simple and calm manner within the painting. The woman is shown with her hands folded, with her breast, neck, and face painted the same color as her hands. The light is diffused so that the various curves and geometrical shapes on the painting are made visible through it.
Perhaps the most interesting thing about the painting is the woman's smile. Many believe that it is innocent and inviting, while others believe it is that of smugness and is a smirk. Many scientific studies have been undertaken to determine the exact nature of the smile and the real reason remains a mystery. It is believed that every person sees the smile differently because of the changes in the lighting that Leonardo presented.
The woman is shown seated in an open area, and behind her is a vast landscape, which recedes to an icy mountain. Some winding paths and a far away bridge is also perceptible in the background.
The painting is an amazing one and one should definitely take a look at it in order to appreciate its full beauty. The painting is currently on display at the Musee du Louvre, in Paris.
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DESCRIBING A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN
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LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 LEVEL 4 LEVEL 5 OTHERS
|mercury-red hair||magma-red hair||ruby-red hair||solferino-red hair||vermeil-red hair|
|molten-red hair||lava-red hair||rouge-red hair||Titian-red hair||vermilion-red hair|
1. Her hair was mercury-red and it tumbled over her shoulders.
2. Her hair was magma-red and it crashed over her shoulders.
|midnight-black hair||kohl-black hair||coral-black hair||sable-black hair||vulcanite-black hair|
|ebony-black hair||moon shadow-black hair||cobalt-black hair||maw-black hair||obsidian-black hair|
1. Her hair was midnight-black and it flowed over her shoulders.
2. Her hair was kohl-black and it plunged over her shoulders.
|honey sweet lips||strawberry sweet lips||sugar sweet lips||cherry sweet lips||nectar sweet lips|
|syrup sweet lips||saccharine sweet lips||sugar candy sweet lips||melon sweet lips||sherbet sweet lips|
1. She had honey sweet lips. They were lilac soft.
2. She had saccharine sweet lips. They were blossom soft.
|a cheerful personality||a bubbly personality||an elegant personality||a demure personality||a winning personality|
|a joyous personality||a bouncy personality||a ladylike personality||a genteel personality||an infectious personality|
1. She had a cheerful character.
2. She had a bubbly outlook.
1. She wore gothic clothes in a rebellious way.
2. She wore kidult clothes in an offbeat way.
LEVEL 1: BASIC SENTENCES
1. She had a shapely figure. FIGURE
2. It was imp-thin. BODY
3. She was wasp-waisted. WAIST
4. She had glossy skin. COMPLEXION
5. She had slender eyebrows. EYEBROWS
6. Her eyelashes were velvety. EYELASHES
7. She had sea-nymph ears. EARS
8. She had a dainty nose. NOSE
9. She had shiny, halo-white teeth. TEETH
10. Her fingernails were varnished. FINGERNAILS
11. Her hair was molten-red. RED HAIR
12. Her hair was ebony-black. BLACK HAIR
13. Her hair was sunrise-gold. GOLD HAIR
14. She had coils of leaf-brown hair. BROWN HAIR
15. She had rapture-blue eyes. BLUE EYES
16. She had pouting lips. SHAPE OF LIPS
17. She had syrup-sweet lips. SWEET LIPS
18. She had a joyous personality. PERSONALITY
19. She had a soothing voice. SWEET VOICE
20. She wore grungy clothes. CLOTHES
LEVEL 2: A BASIC PARAGRAPH
She had a sculpted figure which was twine-thin. Her waist was tapered and she had a burnished complexion. A pair of arched eyebrows looked down on sweeping eyelashes. Her delicate ears framed a button nose. A set of dazzling, angel-white teeth gleamed as she blew gently on her carmine-red fingernails. It was a pleasure to see her flowing, moon shadow-black hair. Her enticing, constellation-blue eyes gazed at me over her puffy, heart shaped lips. Her lips tasted strawberry sweet when I kissed her. She had a bouncy personality and a sugary voice, which I adored. Not content to be just another drone, she wore vibrant clothes.
LEVEL 3: CREATIVE PARAGRAPHS
I first met her on a holiday to an exotic country. The moons delicate light had just turned the world a-flame with silver when I saw her. She had a comely figure which was stem-thin. Her curvilinear waist didn’t surprise me as much as the saffron tint to her complexion. She must be a native, I thought to myself. Her crescent shaped eyebrows inclined slightly as she saw me staring at her. I yelped at being caught. Her languid eyelashes of velvet-black blinked once slowly, as if to invite me over.
When I came closer, I noticed her scrolled ears and her elegant nose. She nuzzled me with her nose and I couldn’t believe it. It was the custom for her people, I reckoned. It was love at first light. Her luminous, heavenly-white teeth flashed as she pawed at me with her film star nails. Her hair was a glorious tumble of star beam-gold and her virility-brown eyes set my heart a-thump. Her oxbow lips positively drooled with goodness. Oh! Those sugar candy-sweet lips, her elegant personality, all mesmerized me. She may not have had a saccharine voice or retro clothes, but what do you expect when two Labrador pups meet in a dog pound?
LEVEL 4: ADVANCED PARAGRAPHS
Her Amazonian figure sat well on her wafer-thin body. She had a decanter shaped waist and her complexion had an impeccable, ochrous hue. Her pencil-thin eyebrows eased down gently to her black, beetle’s-leg eyelashes. A sculptor could not have fashioned her seraph’s ears and pixie’s nose any better.
When she broke into a smile, her beguiling, oyster-white teeth lit up the room. It could jolt you like an electric current when that megawatt smile gave you her full attention. Filed to perfection, her Venus-red fingernails ran through her nougat-brown hair. Spools of it plunged around her photogenic face and hid a swan’s neck, elegant and smooth. I loved her nebulous, Eden-green eyes which were a-sparkle with the ‘joie de vivre’. They were like two beryl-green jewels melted onto snow.
Her calamine-pink lips tasted like rose petals. It surprised me that they were plump and botox-boosted as she had a demure, timorous personality. She whispered to me in a dulcet voice as sweet as any songbird. Her voguish clothes still kept captive an aroma redolent of cinnamon and meadow-fresh mint. It lingered in the room long after she had gone.
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