Narrative and Descriptive Essay

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Compare-Contrast Essay
Eng121: English Composition I (AXC13480)
Regina McKinney
Professor: Nancy Segovia
January 1, 2014

A narrative essay is about storytelling for a narrative story to work it must capture and hold the audience attention you must give a clear understanding of your story. A descriptive essay lets you describe in detail what the essay is all about using words that appeal to your sense of smell, hearing, see, touch, and taste. A descriptive essay lets you use words that describes a person, place, or object. When I compare the author’s narrative essay “Are the Rich Happy?” by Steven Leacock and the author’s descriptive essay “Sister Flowers” by Maya Angelou it is clear that there
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The rich enjoy the tennis courts, basketball courts, golf courses, ocean voyages for months at a time and have lots of fun. The resorts of the rich and famous are beautiful experiences. ”She was one of the few gentlewomen I have ever known, and has remained throughout my life the measure of what a human being can be.”(http://ux1.eiu.edu/~madwigins/sister_flowershtml) “I don’t think I ever saw Mrs. Flowers laugh, but she smiled often.” (http://ux1.eiu.edu/~madwiggins/sister_flowers.html) “A slow widening of her thin black lips to show even, small white teeth, then the slow effortless closing.”(http://ux1.eiu.edu/~madwiggins/sister_flowers.html) When she chose to smile on me, I always wanted to thank her. (http://ux1.eiu.edu/~madwiggins/sister_flowers.html) “The action was so graceful and inclusively benign.” (http://ux1.eiu.edu/~madwiggins/sister_flowers.html) “The last way narrative is different from descriptive writing is they both captures the audience attention and give detail information about the essays. It appeals to your sense of smell, taste, hearing, seeing, touch. “My judgment is that rich undergo cruel trails and bitter tragedies

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