Writing: Narrative Essay
- Mode of Writing
- Features of a Narrative Composition
Mode of Writing:
Narrative is the act of telling a story. Your story may be real, imaginary, or a combination of the two. Stories must be written in chronological order. Persons and events are described vividly to make them interesting to the reader. It must involve the use of action words and past tense. E.g. A Road Accident I Witnessed Recently. The writer must not get involved in too much detail, or lump too many stories together, in order to prevent boredom.
Nevertheless, the story discussed must be convincing and sound factual.
The following points can form the outline which will be developed in the body of the essay;
1. Where and when the accident took place.
2. The vehicles involved.
3. Nature of the accident: head-on-collision, somersault, etc.
4. Result of the accident: injuries, vehicles damaged, number of deaths.
5. Rescue effort by witnesses: police, sympathizers.
6. The cause of the accident: reckless driving, overspeeding, a tyre burst, etc.
7. Suggestions to avoid accidents on the road.
Features of a Narrative Composition:
- A title/heading.
- Body/Content of the essay, which must be developed into paragraphs, and the writer must not deviate from the topic given.
In not less than 250 words, write a narrative composition on A Road Accident I Witnessed Recently
Reading Assignment: Composition
Reference: Catch-up English page 24 – 25 by L.E. Folivi et al.