The descriptive essay depends on the good use of language to allow the reader to put a scene into pictures.
A descriptive essay is written using a creative writing style alerting the reader to want to keep on reading. The creative use of adverbs and adjectives are utilised. The audience is particularly important as writing for a child audience is different from that of an adult so, of course, the language has to be adapted accordingly.
Once the audience has been selected then appropriate similes and metaphors as well as other literary forms can be utilised to aid the power of the essay. Emotions and feelings can be incorporated as well as images to create an interesting piece of writing.