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09/04/2019

how to write a thesis statement for a descriptive essay?

QUESTION
how to write a thesis statement for a descriptive essay?
the topic is the view from my bedroom window.

ANSWER
The view from my bedroom window is a source of endless interest because it overlooks a scene of activity and bustle.
(Then describe the shopkeepers throwing open their windows in the morning, the kids going to school slow as snails, the delivery trucks, the housewife shoppers, the traffic, the policeman, the newspaper seller, etc)

The view from my window is enchanting because of the changes it goes through.
(Then describe it at morning, noon, and evening; and then in the 4 seasons of the year.)

The view from my bedroom window is a source of comfort and relaxation because it is so peaceful and still.
(Describe the plants and trees, the fence that keeps out distraction and noise, the tiny motions that only enhance its peacefulness (a leaf flutters to the ground, a robin looks for worms then flies away, a butterfly drifts through, a cat stalks silently across the yard, then vanishes, etc)

The view from my window is thrilling because of the endless possibilities it opens out on
(the roads leading to where ever you’d like to go, airplanes going somewhere exotic, a cityscape where anything can happen and where you can make anything happen)

The view from my window makes me feel like a princess trapped in a tower.
(You see the older kids with permission to stay out late, hanging in groups, going on dates, riding in cars, going to part-time jobs, kissing their special boyfriend/girlfriend… and you’re too young, so you get stuck inside doing homework. Your time hasn’t come yet.)

If you’re the imaginative type, maybe you could write what the girl sees whose windows these are:
“Charmed magic casements, opening on the foam
Of perilous seas in fairy lands forlorn.”
(from Ode to a Skylark by John Keats)