What are some tips on naming a narrative essay?
What are some things (e.g. puns) to consider when giving a narrative a good title?
A narrative essay is one of the most personalized types of essay you are going to write. The reason is, even in the texts where you are supposed to express your opinion, you are not present as such – it is only your words and rather abstract opinions.
Narrative essay tells the reader a story – and most likely it is the story the author, which makes it seen and felt through your eyes. Therefore, the most typical features of this kind of writing are as follows:
It is told from a certain point of view, most often – that of the participant or an onlooker, but variations occur, e.g., book reports are also narrative essays. First person is most generally used.
It doesn’t simply tell a story – it is supposed to do it with some purpose, to make a point and give supporting example.
Direct speech usage is also appropriate.
In short, it is similar to any work of fiction: it has plot, conflict, and characterization, makes use of details and descriptions, appeals to the reader’s feelings.