Introduction to Narration

What you’ll learn to do: examine characteristics of writing narratives

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Narrative writing can be a powerful addition to your writing toolkit. Narrative may be the most well-received of rhetorical devices because we use stories to educate and to entertain. They often feel friendlier than lists of facts or citations of scientific studies. You are also able to relate to stories written by fellow human beings.

As James Baldwin said,

You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read.