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PostSubject: Thursday, September 20, 2012 2-5pm Class Notes   Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:50 pm

Narrative Essay
- A story
- Most fundemental rhetorical mode
- Two most basic rhetorical modes: description and narrative
- We know that "We die" so this creates how we see the universe

Narration
- The telling of the story
- Specific incident of narrative
- Only exist in language

Narrator
- Story teller
- It's never the author

Narrative Voice

1st Person
- I, Me, and We
- Interior
- Point of view of a character
- Limited by the experience of the character
- Good for intimate stories

2nd Person
- You
- Implicate the reader
- To hard to do

3rd Person
- He/She, and they
- Outside the charaacter
- Exterior
- Unlimited in what you can see

Narrative Arc

Beginning
- Status quo
- Main characters
- Main relationships
- How life is in the relationships?
- Introduce the reader

Complication
- Makes the story interesting

New Status Quo
- Different for the beginning status quo

When Writing A Story In An Essay

Paragraph 1 - Who's the story about
Paragraph 2, 3, and 4 - Complication
Paragraph 5 - The Climax is always second to the last
Paragraph 6 - New status quo is always the last paragraph

Prepare For Proposal
- Proposal paragraph
- Short paragraph with beginning, middle, and end of the story
- Who are the characters?
- Minor details
- Which narrative, 1st or 3rd person? Why?
- 1/2 a page, double spaced
- Essay style letter, not a block style letter
- Due next week's class
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