He emphasizes its condition by the number of different descriptions of the wear on the guitar, such as noting its slight warp; distinguishing between scuffs and scratches; describing the effect that fingers have had on the instrument by wearing down its neck, tarnishing frets, and leaving prints on the body; listing both its chips and gouges and even noting their effects on the color of the instrument.The author even describes the remnants of missing pieces.
The strings are stretched down a long, slim neck, its frets tarnished, the wood worn by years of fingers pressing chords and picking notes.
The body of the Madeira is shaped like an enormous yellow pear, one that was slightly damaged in shipping.
The clown and unicycle together stand about a foot high.
As a cherished gift from my good friend Tran, this colorful figure greets me with a smile every time I enter my room.
The clown's short yellow hair, made of yarn, covers its ears but is parted above the eyes.
The blue eyes are outlined in black with thin, dark lashes flowing from the brows.
The concluding sentence helps to tie the paragraph together by emphasizing the personal value of this gift.
My most valuable possession is an old, slightly warped blond guitar―the first instrument I taught myself how to play.
Here, the writer uses a topic sentence to open his paragraph, then uses the following sentences to add specific details.
The author creates an image for the mind's eye to travel across by describing the parts of the guitar in a logical fashion, from the strings on the head to the worn wood on the body.