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Transcript of Narrative Essay
Ali Francis Samples How is it Written? Usually told in chronological order.
Has a purpose stated in the opening sentence.
You can use dialogue.
Sensory details and vivid descriptions.
Use very descriptive words to draw your readers in.
Written in the first person. Purpose Make an event or someone you met come to life in story form.
The story is suppose to give purpose and life to a person or an object that has little to none. Definition: Narrative Essay: To tell a story but also make a point.
-A story made for a reason.
-Event told from a subjective vantage point. “Learning something new can be a scary experience. One of the hardest things I've ever had to do was learn how to swim. I was always afraid of the water, but I decided that swimming was an important skill that I should learn. I also thought it would be good exercise and help me to become physically stronger. What I didn't realize was that learning to swim would also make me a more confident person. Narrative Essay Brief Description Four different types of essays:
Exposition: gives information about various topics to the reader.
Description: describes in detail characteristics and traits.
Argument: Convince the reader by demonstrating the truth or falsity of a topic.
Narrative: Tells a story, usually from one persons view point.
A narrative uses all these elements in a story. Brief Description Explain why you would write about this person, event or object.
What are you trying to show purpose for?` New situations always make me a bit nervous, and my first swimming lesson was no exception. After I changed into my bathing suit in the locker room, I stood timidly by the side of the pool waiting for the teacher and other students to show up. After a couple of minutes the teacher came over. She smiled and introduced herself, and two more students joined us. Although they were both older than me, they didn't seem to be embarrassed about not knowing how to swim. I began to feel more at ease.” Continued. Brief Description Information found on: www.yourdictionary.com
www.ehow.com "My skinned and wobbling knees were all i could focus on. I could hear dirt crunching under the wheels, and I imagined my knees scrapping and dragging along the dirt side walk. Arms splayed at my sides as I contemplated if it was worth it. I spent hours, days like this as I slowly tried to teach myself to skate." Tell story in great detail.
After this opening paragraph, introduce a character and a setting.
*All words that were highlighted gives you a picture on what the write was going through.