These are usually stories about an event, an interesting event, or a memory of a journey, or how you spent your vacation, or a story about what book you read, what a wonderful film you watched, what kind of person you met, or about politics, which made an indelible impression on you. They are called narrative essay.
Despite the fact that a story is a narrative type of speech, we can add elements of description or even reasoning to such an essay.
Getting to work on the story, you must adhere to the rules of narrative essay.
1 rule. Any event you write about in a story has a beginning, an event’s development and an end. Observe the sequence!
2 rule. Actions do not develop simultaneously, but follow one after the other. What part of speech is an action? That is right – verb.
3 rule. In the story there must be actors, they act, that is, they do something and talk!
Composing a plan for narrative essay
1. Introduction, or the beginning of the story: how it all began? Where are the events taking place? When? Why? Who is the main character? The introduction prepares the reader for major events. It tells about the time, place of action, there is a familiarity with the characters.
This is followed by a plot of the story. A stitch is an event from which everything starts, twists and turns. Well, if the plot will have an intriguing character. It is important for us to “hook” the reader, to keep his attention so that he wants to read further.
2. The main part.
The narrative picks up the pace. Events follow one another. You will use here many verbs when describing the actions of the characters.
Most verbs should be of a perfect form and in the form of past tense (gathered, left, went, stopped, thought…). This is necessary because the action is performed consistently and has completeness, the action is limited in its development, it has an end. Replaced by one, comes the next action.
The action should reach a climax, the highest point of tension. This is where your main idea of the story will be revealed, for the sake of what you are telling this story. After – the tension subsides, the story comes to an end.
3. The conlusion, as a rule, contains a denouement of the story: how it ended. The outcome can be very unexpected, even paradoxical.