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Narrative Writing

Concept: Using Word & Phrases along with Onomatopoeia

  • Narrative writing has a story, characters, and other main elements. Narrative writing has a narrator which tells a story.
  • We use transitional words or phrases in narrative writing along with onomatopoeia. These words and phrases along with onomatopoeia will help the narrative to flow from one paragraph to the other.

What are Transitional Words and Phrases?

  • Transitional words play the role of combining different information together in the story.
  • These words also reflect the relationship between paragraphs or parts of a speech.
  • Many transition words add details, reinforce ideas, and denotes agreement in the story.

Examples:

Transitional Words and Phrases

Addition Finally Besides
In fact Again After 
  1. Finally, she decided to visit the mueseum.
  2. In addition to cakes, he also makes delicious brownies.

What is Onomatopoeia?

  • Onomatopoeia is a word that refers to the sound.
  • Adding onomatopoeia to your writing engages the reader to listen.
  • When a sound is similar to the pronunciation of a word, it is onomatopoeia. You will come across such words in poetry and comic books.

Examples:

Boy
Boy

Common Mistakes

Don’t confuse words of feelings and emotions such as hooray, ouch, oops, whoo-hoo, wow, with onomatopoeic words. These words express a sudden strong feeling of emotions through words whereas onomatopoeia are words that expresses the sound of something.

Examples:

Wow! I love the dress

Boy
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