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Chapter 20. In Style > Four Play - Pg. 210

In Style · · · · · · · Critical review Editorials Job evaluation Job application letter Letter of recommendation Letters to the editor Resumés 210 It's very likely that you've probably already written a great many persuasive essays, because they are common both on the job (recommendations, evaluations, resumés) and in daily life (letters to the editor). Description: Writing That Describes As you read the following passage, try to figure out how the writer helps you visualize the roller coasters. Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia, has two thrilling roller coasters, the Big Bad Wolf and the Loch Ness Monster. The four-passenger cars on The Big Bad Wolf hang from an overhead rail. The Wolf zooms at 48 miles per hour over roof-tops, then plunges 80 feet to skim the river below. With its three steep drops and two 360-loops, the Loch Ness Monster is just as exciting. It flies along at more than 60 miles per hour along nearly 3,500 feet of track. The best part is the long, dark, twisting tunnel. Inside the tunnel, monsters shriek and strobe lights burst into the inky blackness. Water sprays from the walls. The writer uses description --details drawn from the five senses: sight, taste, touch, sound, and