Narrative Techniques in Writing: Definition, Types & Examples


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A metaphor can be defined as the following:

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1. Hyperbole can be described as follows:

2. Flashback can be described as follows:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to check your knowledge of narrative techniques in writing and the literary elements that are used in narratives. You'll need to know about topics like narrative techniques used in style, plot and perspective in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The use of metaphors as a literary technique
  • The definition of hyperbole
  • The use of flashback as a storytelling device
  • The definition of first-person narration

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on narrative techniques in writing
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding narrative techniques and literary devices and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as metaphor, simile, first-person narration and flashback

Additional Learning

To learn more about narrative techniques, review the accompanying lesson on Narrative Techniques in Writing. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the types of narrative techniques used in writing
  • Understand examples of narrative techniques used for style
  • Examine types of narrative techniques used for plot development
  • Understand the narrative techniques used for perspective