Writing an Autobiographical Narrative

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HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON

Writing an Autobiographical Narrative
by Blake W. of William G. Enloe High School in Raleigh, North Carolina Carelessness What is the use of crossed wires built into some windows and glass in doors? I have been told that they are to strengthen the glass, to protect it from bumps and bruises. Copyright © by Holt, Rinehart and Winston. All rights reserved.

INTRODUCTION

Engaging opening

Background information

However, this could be debated. A year and a half ago, I was selected to perform in one All-District Band, on timpani. The clinic where we were to rehearse and to play in a concert over the course of a weekend was at a high school in Durham, North Carolina. The doors and windows at this particular school all

Hint at meaning

had the aforementioned crossed wires built in them. I would soon learn about these doors, and about caution.

BODY

We were taking a break from rehearsing on a Saturday in February to eat lunch. The concert was to be put on the following day. My friends and I had just finished lunch, and we were meandering around the cafeteria, bored out of our minds. We ambled up to a door that led to outside of the building,

First event People and place details

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HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON

Writing an Autobiographical Narrative
where a concrete path led to another building. I, being the oneman clown troop of the group, decided to entertain my friends with a little physical humor. An idea popped into my head, and Dialogue Second event I exclaimed to the group, “Hold on; I will be back presently.” I then proceeded to run out of the building, and I hid behind a corner of the wall to the left of where my group stayed. Of course, the door locked behind me, which I failed to Copyright © by Holt, Rinehart and Winston. All rights reserved.

Concrete sensory detail

realize. I noticed that the concrete on the path was moistened with previous rain to a dark, creamy gray. All of my friends were...
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