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Aug 30, 2022
  • Narrative Passage – A narrative passage allows the writer to narrate a story that focuses on his/her personal experience. 
  • The writer expresses his/her thoughts , feelings or actions in a narrative passage.  
  • It is written from first person’s point of view.  


To engage readers and conclude in alignment with the theme.  

Types of Narrative Passages  

  • Descriptive Narrative Passage- Describes an experience or a situation using vivid details.  
  • Autobiographical- Focuses largely on author’s life in a broader sense.    

Elements of narrative passage  

  • Narrative Passage – A narrative passage allows the writer to narrate a story that focuses on his/her personal experience.
  • The writer expresses his/her thoughts , feelings or actions in a narrative passage.   
  • It is mostly written from a first person point of view. 

  • PURPOSE – To engage readers and conclude in alignment with the theme.   
  • Types of Narrative Passages   
  • Descriptive Narrative Passage- Describe an experience or a situation using vivid details.   
  • Autobiographical- Focus largely on author’s life in a broader sense.

  • Elements of narrative passage   
  • Theme -This is what the author is trying to convey. It is the universal concept that allows to understand the whole idea of the story.  

  • Plot –Sequence of events. There are different types of plot: rising action, exposition, climax, falling action and resolution. The exposition is a section of text that provides background information for the story. It may be about the protagonist, the scene, the action, the conflict or issue, etc. A story’s suspense begins with rising action. It aids in the development of a story’s climax. The story’s climax is its most intense section. Problem/conflict resolution has occurred or is about to occur. After the climax, when the story has almost come to a close, the falling action occurs. The component of the problem that has already been solved is the resolution. 
  •  Conflict /Problem – It is the challenge or issue that the story’s characters deal with. Both internal and external conflicts may be present here. A difficulty that is encountered in the outside world is referred to as an external conflict. An internal conflict is a dispute that involves internal feelings and arguments between the characters. 
  • Characters -Part of narrative who is performing the action   
  • Setting – knowing where and when the story takes place.   

  • Descriptive language – The writer’s goal is to evoke the readers’ different senses and paint a clear picture of an event by using descriptive words.

  • Dialogues -A writer’s experiences can come to life and the personalities of important characters can be shown by including quotations that were a part of a dialogue. 
  • Transitions -When telling a story, flow and clarity are important. It will be simpler for the reader to follow the events in the section if you use transitional words or phrases between sentences and paragraphs, such as following, finally, during, after, when, and later. 
  • Structure of a narrative passage   
  • Introduction – This is when a writer gives background information and organises it so that readers are interested. A hook should be included in an introduction as well.  
  • This is a beginning line for a paragraph that is written in the form of a quote or a description to draw the reader in. 
  •  An explanation of the plot should be included in the narrative introduction.  
  • Let readers get a taste of the theme. The conflict or dilemma is briefly introduced in the thesis statement. 
  • Main body paragraph 1-Rising action  
  • Main body paragraph 2 -Climax    
  • Main body paragraph 3- Falling action

  • Conclusion -The narrative passage provides a sense of closure in the conclusion. By the time the reader gets to the last paragraph, they should gain a deeper understanding of what the writer has learnt and why the story he/she has told is important.   


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