Rhetorical modes simply mean the ways in which we can effectively communicate through language. This chapter covers the first of eight common rhetorical modes. As you read about these eight modes, keep in mind that the rhetorical mode a writer chooses depends on his or her purpose for writing. Sometimes writers incorporate a variety of modes in any one essay.
- 6.2: The Structure of a Narrative Essay
- Major narrative events are most often conveyed in chronological order, the order in which events unfold from first to last. Stories typically have a beginning, a middle, and an end, and these events are typically organized by time. Certain transitional words and phrases aid in keeping the reader oriented in the sequencing of a story.
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