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Borobudur Temple; Descriptive Text

Posted by Memahami Teks Bahasa Inggris on 10 February 2008

Borobudur is Hindu - Budhist temple. It was build in the nineth century under Sailendra dynasty of ancient Mataram kingdom. Borobudur is located in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia.

Borobudur is well-known all over the world. Its construction is influenced by the Gupta architecture of India. The temple is constructed on a hill 46 m high and consist of eight step like stone terrace. The first five terrace are square and surrounded by walls adorned with Budist sculpture in bas-relief.

The upper three are circular. Each of them is with a circle of bell shape-stupa. The entire adifice is crowned by a large stupa at the centre at the centre of the top circle. The way to the summit extends through some 4.8 km of passage and starways. The design of borobudur which symbolizes the structure of universe influences temples at Angkor, Cambodia.

Borobudur temple which is rededicated as an Indonesian monument in 1983 is a valuable treasure for Indonesian people.

Analyzing the Text
Generic Structure Analysis
Identification; identifying the phenomenon to be described in general; Borobudur temple
Description; describing the Borobudur temple in parts; eight terraces of Borobudur temple and its characteristics
Language Feature Analysis
Using adjective and classifiers; valuable
Using simple present tense; Borobudur is well-known,The temple is constructed, etc

Blog, Updated at: 2/10/2008 06:37:00 PM


  1. Is that really a descriptive text?
    Can you show me what are the structure of this text?

  2. I think so, that is a descriptive sample. However if U have any other idea, let me know it. It will be my pleasure for better understanding on descriptive text. Anyway, thank for dropping

  3. Should this passage belongs to report text?

  4. Descriptive and Report are slightly difficult to distinguish, however it should be clear to make Descriptive and Report different from each other. A report text will convey the general classification of the object while descriptive will focus more on specific thing. Suppose there are more than one objects named Borobudur temple, than it will clearly a report text. This peculiarity in describing the targeted object will lead a clear difference between Report and Descriptive text. However if there are more other idea, it will be best to make better understanding on text types feature, please be free!

  5. it is quite clear but descriptive and report is not only distinguished by the scope of the object

  6. The Structure is Identification and Description

  7. deden is absolutely right. seeing the generic structure is the best way to differ report from descriptive

  8. oh i know generic stucture about description text.they are identification and description

  9. I think it's not a descriptive text. It's a report text.


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