Karen S.
Wright
When writing a
descriptive
narrative, it is
important to use the
five senses to appeal
to your audience.
painting a pictur...
Everyone likes a good story. . . .
• We go to movies.
•We read books.
•We listen as others tell their
stories.
•We tell ou...
Sometimes when we hear or tell a story,
we ask: “What is the reason for that
story?”
•When we write, ask—What is the
purpo...
Repeatedly ask yourself:
What point am I trying
to make?
What is the aim of this
story?
Who is my audience
A brief descriptive narrative =
can also be called, an anecdote.
Sometimes we use anecdotes
• To make a point
•To draw a p...
Example: Spring is
like the promise of
a new opportunity,
a new beginning, or
a new chapter that
gives hope.
Use metaphors...
Example: The
gentle quiet of the
flowing river
winding through
the tiny village,
seems to touch
the depth of the
human spi...
Use personification to give human
characteristics to inanimate objects
Example: With
majestic arms
stretching toward the
e...
Vivid words paint vibrant pictures.
Example: Raging,
crashing waves
unrelentingly whip
the humble, century-
old lighthouse...
1. Chronological/Sequ
ential
2. Spatial
3. Psychological
There are the three main patterns used for
writing the descriptiv...
This kind of order arranges events in the
order that they happen in time.
Today is a special
day! First I grab my
cap and ...
Logical order is like this city’s logical order
of buildings.
•Organizational
order
•Order of a room
•Order of a town
•Ord...
Up Down Next
Beside Behind Under
South North East
West Above Over
Use psychological order to discuss the
importance of events, objects, or things.
•Most important to
least important
•Least...
Who? How?
What? When?
Where? Why?
Use supporting details to answer these
questions:
•Carefully choose which
questions to answer (who,
what, when, where, why,
and how).
•Select narrative details
fitting all ...
1. What is the point? Write out a
statement on the point of the
narration.
2. Which ideas will you use? Who, what,
when, w...
This kind of writing
carefully paints
colorful pictures of
experience by
developing creative,
meaningful images
in the rea...
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Narrative descriptive 2013

Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. Karen S. Wright
  • 2. When writing a descriptive narrative, it is important to use the five senses to appeal to your audience. painting a picture with words.
  • 3. Everyone likes a good story. . . . • We go to movies. •We read books. •We listen as others tell their stories. •We tell our children stories. •We tell our friends “what happened last weekend.”
  • 4. Sometimes when we hear or tell a story, we ask: “What is the reason for that story?” •When we write, ask—What is the purpose? •To entertain •To inform •To instruct To persuade
  • 5. Repeatedly ask yourself: What point am I trying to make? What is the aim of this story? Who is my audience
  • 6. A brief descriptive narrative = can also be called, an anecdote. Sometimes we use anecdotes • To make a point •To draw a picture •To produce an emotional response •To emphasize a point
  • 7. Example: Spring is like the promise of a new opportunity, a new beginning, or a new chapter that gives hope. Use metaphors or similes to describe experience.
  • 8. Example: The gentle quiet of the flowing river winding through the tiny village, seems to touch the depth of the human spirit.
  • 9. Use personification to give human characteristics to inanimate objects Example: With majestic arms stretching toward the evening sky, the dancing tree patiently sways waiting for the special moment to embrace the setting sun for its final
  • 10. Vivid words paint vibrant pictures. Example: Raging, crashing waves unrelentingly whip the humble, century- old lighthouse causing it to succumb to such fierce anger
  • 11. 1. Chronological/Sequ ential 2. Spatial 3. Psychological There are the three main patterns used for writing the descriptive narrative.
  • 12. This kind of order arranges events in the order that they happen in time. Today is a special day! First I grab my cap and gown chasing my dreams of forever, then I meet my friends for lunch; suddenly, I realize that the future calls my name.
  • 13. Logical order is like this city’s logical order of buildings. •Organizational order •Order of a room •Order of a town •Order of a city
  • 14. Up Down Next Beside Behind Under South North East West Above Over
  • 15. Use psychological order to discuss the importance of events, objects, or things. •Most important to least important •Least important to most important •Over-rated to under-rated •Under-rated to over-rated
  • 16. Who? How? What? When? Where? Why? Use supporting details to answer these questions:
  • 17. •Carefully choose which questions to answer (who, what, when, where, why, and how). •Select narrative details fitting all of those pieces together like a puzzle. •Avoid boring detail .
  • 18. 1. What is the point? Write out a statement on the point of the narration. 2. Which ideas will you use? Who, what, when, where, why, or how questions. 3. Then begin organizing your ideas. 4. Write 5. Revise 6. Proofread
  • 19. This kind of writing carefully paints colorful pictures of experience by developing creative, meaningful images in the reader’s mind.