Description is also the fiction-writing mode for transmitting a mental image of the particulars of a story.
The pattern of development that presents a word picture of a thing, a person, a situation, or a series of events.
The most appropriate and effective techniques for presenting description are a matter of ongoing discussion among writers and writing coaches.
Nature of Description
Description is one of four rhetorical modes, along with exposition, argumentation, and narration. Each of the rhetorical modes is present in a variety of forms and each has its own purpose and conventions. The act of description may be related to that of definition.