NARRATIVE Personal and story writing NARRATIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj-eh5VFsg0 NARRATIVE WRITING A Narrative is a STORY. Narrative ~ A fictional story you can make up all of the events. (3rd person) Personal Narrative~ A TRUE story about an event that happened in your life. (1st Person) ORDER Beginning: Introduce characters, place Middle: Events happen (Rising Actions) Use details Keep the events progressing forward End: Result (Resolution) NARRATIVE WRITING Tell a fictional story. Write the events in order. Remember your plot diagrams. You can do flashbacks. Paragraphs can be any size. INDENT! Still proper grammar, spelling and capitalization. DIALOGUE Indent for each new speaker. Use quotation marks. Use commas inside the quotation marks, then who said the words. “Wow,” Jim said as he walked down the eerie hallway to his destination. “I can’t believe it!” “Hey, wait up!” Joe yelled, as he saw his friends shadow disappear around the corner. Blah, blah, blah, blah Blah, blah Blah, blah Blah, Blah,blah Blah, blah Blah, blah Blah, blah Blah, blah Blah. “Relax bro,” Jim retorted. BACK AND FORTH CONVERSATION “Look at that,” Jim said. “I know,” whispered Joe. “How do you know?” “I just do.” “Yeah, right.” (You can stop using their names each time when they talk back and forth right away). CONTINUED TALKING No Capital letter if you continue after you write: I said or Joe said “Sir,” I said to the officer, “the kid just broke his arm.” NARRATIVE VOCABULARY Cause and effect: Do something, something happens Chronological order: Events go in order of TIME NARRATIVE VOCABULARY Flashback: Go back in time to explain an event or feeling Foreshadowing: Hints to future events Adjectives: Describe nouns Sensory language: See, hear, feel, taste, smell FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE Idiom: Piece of cake Personification: The wind was screaming… Oxymoron: Jumbo shrimp FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE Simile: She was like a tiger on the court. Metaphor: She was a tiger… Hyperbole: I am so hungry I could eat a horse. I am so tired I could die. Alliteration: Billy Bob bought a bright blue BMW. POINT OF VIEW First Person: Character is the narrator. Use “I” and “we” Second Person: When the narrator puts the reader in place of the main character. Uses “you” Third Person Limited: Only see the perspective of one character. POINT OF VIEW Third Person Omniscient: The narrator knows the thoughts of all characters. You see the story from many perspectives. CHARACTER TRAITS CLASS COPY Read through with partner Think of fav. Fictional character Fav book, movie, TV show Follow the flow chart and diagrams Copy and complete them in your NB: writing section “HOME RUN” Read the poem Analyze how the moment gets slowed down Answer the questions in your NB: writing section GROUP WORK You will be working in groups and analyzing 4 different personal narratives For each of the narratives you must use SOAPSTone “We’re Poor” “Salvation” “Frank Sinatra’s Gum” “The Death of a Moth” “MY DECISION AT DAIRY QUEEN” PERSONAL NARRATIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWHc5Yar6Ps What is an important lesson you learned?