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3: Narration and Description

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    Rhetorical modes refer to the different styles and techniques we use when we write. This chapter will discuss narration and description, explaining the specific aspects and techniques involved in these two methods of communication. As you read about these, remember that the rhetorical mode a writer chooses depends on his/her purpose for writing.

    • 3.1: Rhetorical Modes of Writing
    • 3.2: Narration
      The purpose of narrative writing is to tell stories. This is a form we are familiar with, as any time we tell a story about an event or incident in our day, we are engaging in a form of narration.
    • 3.3: Narrative Essays
    • 3.4: Description
      Description is the tool writers use to make things come alive for their readers, to make sure that their audience is fully immersed in the words on the page. Every time you tell a story to someone, or tell someone about something, you use description even if you don’t know it.
    • 3.5: Descriptive Essays


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