Narrative Essay Intro
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Narrative Essay Intro
Why do we tell stories? What makes a story interesting?
A Personal Narrative…A personal • Tells a story of theNarrative…a author • Relates events in sequence • Includes detailed observation of people, places and events • Involves conflict and tension • Has a purpose
Story…• Your story should have all of the elements of a plot – Exposition – Rising action – Climax – Falling action – Resolution
Sequence… Your plot should follow chronological order • Avoid skipping around– it confuses the reader • Flashbacks should be used carefully
Details… Your details should answer the 5 W’s and H: • Who? • What? • Where? • When? • Why? • How?
Sensory Details…Details should incorporate the 5 senses in order to make the reader feel like they are experiencing the story with the author.
Conflict & Tension…• Every good story has a protagonist (main character) with a problem to overcome.• The story is built on that character’s journey to overcome the conflict.
Purpose… Your story should have a purpose: • Persuade • Inform • Entertain