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Narrative Essay Intro: The Story
I’m sorry the background is boring.
Here is a picture of the greatest animal on earth:
Get into groups of 3 – 5 (6 is too big): 2 mins
Chose a movie that your group have all seen and are all familiar with: 5-10mins
Write out the plot of the movie in point forms (very high level here): 10mins
Create a model, equation, illustration, or mindmap that the movie follows: 10-15mins
Step #4 Example
Boy + Girl + Adventure + Fight + Makeup = Marriage
In your group work together to create some sort of representation of the pattern or equation your movie follows, (this may be tricky but work together).
Once you have agreed as much as you’re going to on your model, elect one spokesperson to present on the whiteboard to the class.
20 mins for all groups
Step #6: Take a 10 Minute break
#1: Coming of Age/Rebirth
#2: Boy Meets Girl
#4: The Quest
#5: Overcoming the Monster – Good vs. Evil
#7: Rags to Riches
Where does Comedy and Tragedy fit into these Seven Plot Types?
You’re telling the story of a significant moment in your life..It’s worth it!
You have a clear purpose in telling this narrative; that is, to elucidate the valuable lessons you have taken from this experience.
You carefully select narrative details to support these morals or lessons.
You arrange these details in an appropriate narrative order.
What is a Narrative Essay?
When writing a narrative essay, one might think of it as telling a story.
These essays are often anecdotal, experiential, and personal—allowing students to express themselves in a creative and, quite often, moving ways.
Here are some guidelines for writing a narrative essay.
If written as a story, the essay should include all the parts of a story.
This means that you must include an introduction, plot, characters, setting, climax, conflict and conclusion.
There are four main types of conflict:
1)Person Vs. Self 2)Person Vs. Person 3)Person Vs. Society/world 4)Person Vs. Nature
Who you were BEFORE the conflict must be different than who you were AFTER the conflict.
The essay should have a purpose.
Make a point! Think of this as the thesis of your story. If there is no point to what you are narrating, why narrate it at all?
The essay should be written from a clear point of view.
It is quite common for narrative essays to be written from the standpoint of the author; however, this is not the sole perspective to be considered. Creativity in narrative essays often times manifests itself in the form of authorial perspective.
Show Don’t Tell
“Show, Don’t Tell” Good story telling includes details and descriptions that help the reader understand what the writer experienced. Think about using all five senses—not just the sense of sight—to add details about what you heard, saw, and felt during the event.
As you proofread and prepare for your final draft – reread and ensure your story shows as much as possible.
Your story should have a beginning, middle, and end
* MORAL, POINT, LESSONS LEARNED
stated in the thesis & conclusion
Not: “I will never try to train an owl again…
Rather: “This experience taught me a valuable lesson about the difficulties of training an owl to carry messages.”