Different essays help to shed kinds of light on subjects. Unlike the argumentative essay, which was all about facts based arguments to support a particular viewpoint, narrative essays are all about personal experiences. Through a narrative essay, a writer can understand more about himself, his understanding of things and relate it to his own life.
What is special about narrative essays?
Such essays could usually be about some unique experiences which you encountered in life, which totally changed the way you look at things. Narrative essays represent a way of looking and going deep inside of you, and bringing out the hidden things, which you were never aware of but got uncovered as a result of some chance.
It is thus an exposition of your life and yourself. For narrative writing, you really need to go back to the past and uproot out some memories. It is a combination of the kind of experiences you choose to write about and the kind of writing skills you use that leads to the creation of a very effective and powerful narrative essay.
Narrative essays can be based on short personal anecdotes, stories, conversations- the essential attribute is that it should be personal. It should be able to engage and captivate the reader’s interest. It is, in a sense, a kind of story-telling. Narrative essays can be extremely entertaining, can be philosophical, can be educational and informative and provides a lot of learning on matters, we were not previously aware of.
When you write a narrative essay, you have to write it in a way; you would use to write a story. Except that in this case, you are telling your own story. So it has to be interesting and the details have to be built up starting from the context, the sequence of incidents, the details and finally the conclusion and learning point.
Having said that, when you start writing a narrative, you need to remember to do the following:
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