134 Narration HO

134 Narration HO - Engl 134 Fall 2010 Narration A narrative...

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Engl 134 Fall 2010 Narration A narrative uses a plot (a sequence of events), one or more characters, and a conflict to tell a story and advance an idea. The writer’s purpose must be accessible to the reader. What is the writer’s point? If there is no point, why write and why read the story? Many novels, films and short stories are structured as narratives. In a Narrative Essay the writer has a purpose or point, takes a position regarding that point, and then uses narration to prove this point. The Narrative Essay: Provides an introduction Establishes a THESIS Provides support for the thesis in the body of the essay Provides a conclusion Points of View in a Narrative Essay: 1) Omniscient (All-Seeing) View: Third person “he” or “she” – not limited by time or space 2) Limited Omniscient View: Third person “he” or “she” – limited to the viewpoint of a single character 3) First Person View: “I” – limited to the viewpoint of the narrator 4) Objective View:
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