Write a letter to your friend describing your visit to Safari Park.

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lynnebh eNotes educator| Certified Educator

We cannot write the letter for you, but we can give you some ideas. Does the letter have to describe a real safari park, or can you have some fun with it and perhaps describe your visit to JURASSIC PARK? I always try to turn writing assignments into something fun whenever possible because that way, it is more enjoyable to write as well as read. So, I will give you a few ideas to get started. If you have seen the movie or read the book Jurassic Park, perhaps this might be fun for you.

Dear John: You will not believe this! I am writing this letter to you from inside of a moving car in Jurassic Park. This is not an ordinary safari park. Guess what kind of animals are in THIS park? Dinosaurs! That's right! Dinosaurs. It is incredible. Right now, I am looking right into the beady eyes of a brachiosaurus. We are so close that I can smell her breath. Luckily, she is an herbivore so her breath just smells like chewed up leaves. In the next pen, they have some TRex's and I am a little bit afraid of looking at them. I can hear them roaring right now, even though we are about a mile away.

Anyway, you get the idea. You can continue to write the letter describing what you see and end it in an exciting way, perhaps.

Oh my gosh! We are in a lightening storm and the lightening has just shut down all of the electricity. The dinosaurs fences are no longer locked and the huge beasts are escaping. John, when you get this letter, I may no longer be alive!

teachersage eNotes educator| Certified Educator

You are asked to describe the park. Description is a rhetorical mode or organizing strategy for writing that emphasizes the five senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch. Therefore, in this letter, you would want to focus on giving the details of what you experience all around you. What do you see? What do you smell? What does the breeze or the sun feel like when it touches your skin? Do you hear anything?

Try to pretend you are a video camera, filming the scene for your friend. Focus particularly on anything that seems unusual. Here, the "camera" can stop and linger, or zoom in on an interesting detail. In other words, you should describe interesting details very specifically. 

You also want to think about audience: this would be the tastes, interests, and even the reading level of your friend. You want the letter to make your friend feel he is right there with you, experiencing what you do, in a way that will appeal to him.