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Narration Telling a story, relating a sequence of events. A Narrative Essay is a story with a point and a purpose. A narrative is not fiction. It is an honest, realistic depiction of an actual experience. As an essay, a narrative needs to have an introduction, body paragraphs, a conclusion or closure, and a thesis (explicit or implicit). Effective Narrative Writing The story needs to have a clear beginning , middle , and end . Understand that every story has things that happened both before the story and after it that might pertain or be interesting. Choose your focus and stick to the choice: I’m writing about the accident, not the argument that led up to the accident or the physical therapy after the accident. A narrative essay is a story with a purpose, but being too strong about the point or purpose in a narrative makes it come across as preachy and obvious , not natural or realistic . Emphasize the significant details, and the purpose and reality come through clearly.
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