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"Elections may be won on the backs of the poor, but governments run on the back of business" - Vickram Bahl" - Uselesspoliceman


  • Date Submitted: 03/21/2010 05:20 PM
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Narrative Journal
Narrative essays offer writers a chance to write about themselves. It can be based on one of your own experiences, or it can be based on the experiences of someone else. The point of view in a narrative essay is usually first person. Everybody has memories and ideas to share with people. A narrative essay offers specific personal details and experiences that relate to the main point the writer is attempting to make. Narrative essays still have to include all the conventions of storytelling. It should include a plot in telling the readers what is happening. It should include a setting, characters and a climax which is the peak experience in the thesis. Also it should have an ending explaining how the incident resolves itself. Unless using flashbacks one should probably lay the story out in chronological order. It is important to incorporate details in the story that engages the readers’ imagination and make the story real to them. In addition to telling a story, a narrative essay typically involves making a point. A few things that are important when writing a narrative essay are to be creative, use examples from ones real life, be realistic to connect with the real life of ordinary people. Also use simple language so that the essay is easy to understand and easy to read. Basically, to summarize the narrative essay, it should be told from a particular point of view. A narrative essay makes and supports a point and is filled with precise detail and uses vivid verbs and modifiers in describing what the writer is writing about. Just like any other story a narrative essay uses conflict and sequence.


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