Elements of Narration
Narration: To tell a story based on personal experience
Where did the story take place?
When did it take place?
Who are the main characters in the story?
What can you tell me about them?
What problem(s) did the main character have to solve?
What is the main character’s goal?
What is he/she trying to do?
What are the main things that happened in the story?
How was the story problem resolved?
A Narrative Essay Should:
i. Close to action or far away?
ii. Looking back on past?
iii. Reporting on present?
A Possible Outline for Narrative Essays:
Topic Sentence (Optional)
Setting and action
Who what where when
First Action – Dialogue/Event
Second Action – Dialogue/Event
Third Action – Dialogue/Event