Narrative

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Narrative

  1. 1. Narrative/Descriptive
  2. 2. What is Narrative/Descriptive?• Narration – A story – Novel
  3. 3. What is Narrative/Descriptive?• Description – Describe what is seen, heard, smelled, tasted, touched – Make audience experience what you experienced
  4. 4. More Information• Can be done in 1st person – Telling about something that happened to you• Can be done in 3rd person – Telling about something that happened to someone or something else
  5. 5. Thesis• 3 points to talk about• 1 point for each body paragraph
  6. 6. Prewrite• 1st step is to prewrite – Freewrite – Brainstorm – Cluster/mapping• Do this to get ideas – For topic – For details
  7. 7. Outline for 5 Paragraph Narrative/Descriptive Essay• 5 paragraphs – 5 Roman numerals – A and B under each Roman numeral – Can have 1 and 2 under A or B or both
  8. 8. Roman Numeral I• Introduction – State thesis – Hook/lead in to the narrative
  9. 9. Roman Numeral II• 1st body paragraph• Gives info/description of 1st thesis point
  10. 10. Roman Numeral III• 2nd body paragraph• Info on 2nd point in thesis
  11. 11. Roman Numeral IV• 3rd body paragraph• Gives info on 3rd point in thesis
  12. 12. Roman Numeral V• Conclusion – Restates thesis – Summarize
  13. 13. Actual OutlineI. Introduction A. thesis: On this particular Veterans’ Day weekend we experienced an electric motor that died and came back to life, a gas motor that died and did not come back to life, and a friend who could not find us when we were stranded in the middle of the lake. B. yearly trip to Eagle Lake 1. last fishing trip 2. friends 3. party
  14. 14. Actual OutlineII. An electric motor that died and came back to life A. Trolling 1. no sound from electric motor 2. looked back and motor gone B. motor had fallen off of boat 1. in water 2. hanging by electrical wires
  15. 15. Actual OutlineIII. Motor that died and stayed dead A. returning to shore 1. sound of motor muffled 2. boat stopped moving B. Motor fell off of transom 1. hanging in water by electric cables 2. grabbed cables to keep motor from sinking
  16. 16. Actual OutlineIV. Friend couldn’t find us in time of need A. called Mat 1. already taken his boat out 2. he didn’t believe me at first B. Came to get us 1. went by multiple times before spotting us 2. took 2 men to get motor out of water
  17. 17. Actual OutlineV. Conclusion A. restate thesis B. tie up loose ends
  18. 18. The Narrative/Descriptive Essay

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