Features description is a style of writing which can

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Features Description is a style of writing which can be useful for a variety of purposes: to engage a reader's attention to create characters to set a mood Language aims to show rather than tell the reader what something/someone is like. relies on precisely chosen vocabulary with carefully chosen adjectives and adverbs . is focused and concentrates only on the aspects that add something to the main purpose of the description. sensory description - what is heard, seen, smell, felt, tasted. Precise use of adjectives, similes , metaphors to create images/pictures in the mind e.g. their noses were met with the acrid smell of rotting flesh. strong development of the experience that "puts the reader there" focuses on key details, powerful verbs and precise nouns . Narrative text type[ edit ] Based on perception in time. Narration is the telling of a story ; the succession of events is given in chronological order . Purpose The basic purpose of narrative is to entertain, to gain and hold readers' interest. However narratives can also be written to teach or inform, to change attitudes / social opinions e.g. soap operas and television dramas that are used to raise topical issues. Narratives sequence people/characters in time and place but differ from recounts in that through the sequencing, the stories set up one or more problems, which must eventually find a way to be resolved. The common structure or basic plan of narrative text is known as the "story grammar". Although there are numerous variations of the story grammar, the typical elements are: Setting — when and where the story occurs. Characters — the most important people or characters in the story. Initiating event — an action or occurrence that establishes a problem and/or goal. Conflict /goal — the focal point around which the whole story is organized. Events — one or more attempts by the main character(s) to achieve the goal or solve the problem.
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Resolution — the outcome of the attempts to achieve the goal The graphic representation of these story grammar elements is called a story map. The exact form and complexity of a map depends, of course, upon the unique structure of each narrative and the personal preference of the teacher constructing the map. Types There are many types of narrative. They can be imaginary, factual or a combination of both. They may include fairy stories , mysteries , science fiction , romances , horror stories , adventure stories , fables , myths and legends , historical narratives , ballads , slice of life , personal experience . Features: Characters with defined personalities/identities. Dialogue often included - tense may change to the present or the future. Descriptive language to create images in the reader's mind and enhance the story.
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