Narrative and Descriptive Essay

Topics: Narrative, Writing, Essay Pages: 4 (1226 words) Published: January 30, 2014
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Compare-Contrast Essay
Eng121: English Composition I (AXC13480)
Regina McKinney
Professor: Nancy Segovia
January 1, 2014

A narrative essay is about storytelling for a narrative story to work it must capture and hold the audience attention you must give a clear understanding of your story. A descriptive essay lets you describe in detail what the essay is all about using words that appeal to your sense of smell, hearing, see, touch, and taste. A descriptive essay lets you use words that describes a person, place, or object. When I compare the author’s narrative essay “Are the Rich Happy?” by Steven Leacock and the author’s descriptive essay “Sister Flowers” by Maya Angelou it is clear that there are many similarities and differences between the two styles of writings. The narrative style of writing is more powerful because it tells a clear story and it captures the audience attention. Descriptive writing is different from narrative writing because it uses vivid language. The descriptive essay I used for my comparison is “Sister Flowers” by Maya Angelou. ”As I ate she begin the first of what we later called “my lessons in living she said that I must always be intolerant of illiteracy.” “That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated an even more intelligent than college professors.” “She encouraged me to listen carefully to what country people called mother wit.” “That is those homely saying was couched the collective of wisdom of generation.”(grammar.about.com) the narrative essay I chose is “Are the Rich Happy” by Steven Leacock. The narrative essay is different from a descriptive essay because your sense such as smell, touch, sight, hearing. “According to the rich peoples own accounts they had a hard time keeping up with the rich some had $10,000 or $50,000 by all account could not keep up with the rich.”(gam.about.com) “Mr. Spugg says that he was much happier when he had only the plain, simple...
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