Essay writing assist students in using their thoughts to grow ideas. Though they have some similarities, they differ in the process they use to develop the story or show what is going on. A narrative tells a story, while a descriptive essay forms images that engage your five senses. A narrative sometimes talks about your personal experience, describing what happened during some type of event. Stories are narrative, and narrative essays have a related idea of telling the events to the reader. Narrative essay topics include telling an incident where you learned something important, like the first day at school, a scary encounter, or an experience that transformed your life. The narrative essay relates a story to give you an idea about a point. Your purpose for writing the narrative inspires your selections of events and details connected. A good narrative essay should have a reliable central theme, include dialogue, and use vivid and exact language. When writing narrative dialogue is used more. “Dialogue is a verbal exchange between two or more characters in a text.” (Connell, C.M. & Cole, K. (2013). A narrative will have a plot and a dramatic structure to it. The way the story flows and develops is the plot of the narrative. The dramatic structure is all about the opening paragraph, rising action, climax, falling action, and the concluding paragraph. To me the narrative writing style is a bit more structured then a descriptive essay where you cannot be as free in your writing. Description uses the five senses (touch, sounds, sight, tastes and smells) to describe a place, person or emotion to the reader. As you illustrate, you create a vivid picture so your reader can understand the item, location, person or feelings along with the reading. The descriptive essay supplies the reader with a picture in words. It creates an unwritten image of a person, place, or thing. The descriptive essay requires vivid details. Both narrative and descriptive essays...
References: Connell, C.M. & Cole, K. (2013). Essentials of College Writing, 2nd Edition. Bridgepoint Education, Inc.
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