The purpose of a narrative report is to describe something. Many students write narrative reports thinking that these are college essays or papers. While the information in these reports is basic to other forms of writing, narrative reports lack the "higher order thinking" that essays require. Thus narrative reports do not, as a rule, yield high grades for many college courses. A basic example of a narrative report is a "book report" that outlines a book; it includes the characters, their actions, possibly the plot, and, perhaps, some scenes. That is, it is a description of "what happens in the book." But this leaves out an awful lot.
Having trouble describing a person, object, or event for your narrative or descriptive essay? Try filling out this chart:Remember: Avoid simply telling us what something looks like--tell us how it tastes, smells, sounds, or feels! Consider this…
In the various slave narratives we have examined, all but one writer, Mary Prince, managed to achieve academic literacy to varying degrees (although, Mary Prince was in the process of learning to read and write)....
The main idea that you communicate in your thesis statement depends on the type of analysis that you are writing, but these are generally the points you need to include in a literary analysis essay:
Name of literary work and author name
An indication of the type of analysis (in this case is is an analysis of a personal connection)
The specific focus for that type of analysis (for this essay, it is the type of connection and what elements of that connection you are focusing on)
Amy Tan’s short story “Two Kinds” presents a conflict between a mother and daughter that reveals how a young girl deals with finding her independence and her identity.
'Devices' included sound, imagery , rhythm, syntax, metre, rhyme,narrative techniques, in fact the whole stock of formal literary elements;and what all of these elements had in common was their 'estrangement?;'or 'defamiliarizing' effect.
Value-judgementswould certainly seem to have a lot to do with what is judged literatureand what isn't -not necessarily in the sense that writing has to be 'fine'to be literary , but that it has to be of the kind that is judged fine:it may be an inferior example of a generally valued mode.
This, it will be said, is not reading it'as literature'; but am I reading Orwell's essays as literature only ifI generalize what he says about the Spanish civil war to some cosmic utteranceabout human life?
But literatureis usually judged o contain much besides poetry -to include, for example,realist or naturalistic writing which is not linguistically self-consciousor self-exhibiting in any striking way.
Seventeenth- century English literature includes Shakespeare, Webster ,Marvell and Milton; but it also stretches to the essays of Francis Bacon,the sermons of John Donne, Bunyan's spiritual autobiography and whateverit was that Sir Thomas Browne wrote.
If anything can be literature, and anything whichis regarded as unalterably and unquestionably literature -Shakespeare,for example--can cease to be literature.