Setting Descriptions

This week in English, Peregrine Class have been examining how to create effective setting descriptions. Here’s an example of the descriptions that we have created today by using features such as similes, metaphors, personification, expanded noun phrases and relative clauses:


‘In the middle of New York, a multi-coloured house sat. It’s windows were blue, green, red and yellow. A tall skyscraper, which was as blue as the sky, stood nearby touching the sky with it’s head. A lengthy bridge stretched across the city.

There were lots of plants sat inside the small house. The ground around was dull and grey. Lights dangled from the bridge like lanterns. A warm glow issued from the light house. Lights were lit all over the city. Cars crawled as the traffic came to a halt on the bridge,a piercing light glowed from the skyscraper.’


George M


‘In the dark, gloomy night, a city was standing there all lit up. The buildings were tall and magical and in the heart of all those buildings was a multi-coloured, vibrant glass house. The house shined across the galaxy with it’s bright colours and it was laying under a long. brightly lit up suspension bridge.

Next to it was a dark sea that was lit up by all the magical lights and colours. Behind the magical building were all the tall skyscrapers and hotels that were shining up the city.’

Alex A


‘The colourful glass house, which was in the middle of a busy city, stood below the roads where cars flew across like aeroplanes. The city glowed as bright as fireworks. It was as posh as china pottery in a fancy hotel. The house was as big as a normal house. It was beautiful as a rich house. It had shiny, colourful panes but unlike the panes in any old house.’

Leilani B



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