Narrative Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics


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In Jim's narrative essay about his family, certain parts are written in extreme detail, while others are written in more general terms. These differences illustrate the concept of _____ in a narrative.

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1. Why would it be correct to assert that narrative essays can be thought of as slightly persuasive?

2. Which of these characteristics has the MOST impact on the effectiveness of a narrative essay over all the others?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you to quickly learn how to structure narrative essays. You will be tested on what a narrative is, as well as the different characteristics of a narrative essay.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • The term for spending more time describing certain parts of a narrative than others
  • Why narrative essays may be persuasive
  • The most important characteristic of narrative essays
  • The term for the most important point of the story
  • The goal of a narrative essay

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of a narrative
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases such as pace, organization and climax
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding narrative essays

Additional Learning

To review how to structure and write a narrative essay, read through the brief lesson called Characteristics of a Narrative Essay. This will lesson will help you:

  • Understand the purpose of a narrative essay
  • Recall all of the key elements of a story
  • Identify the essential characteristics of narrative essays