Narrative writers use many different techniques to describe and enhance the theme and/or main idea of their story. TO make the plot as realistic as possible, authors use imagery and other figurative language to help the reader better imagine the story. Hyperboles, metaphors, and irony can also be used to prove a point and make the story more humorous or suspenseful.
3 Stories Using these Characteristics
The narrative “Street Scene” by the author Ian Frazier uses vivid imagery and excellent dialogue to help better immerse the reader in the story. A great example of this would be when he describes the people helping save the victim in a very detailed way, proven by the quote; “A slight, brown-haired woman was giving her mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, while a well-built brown-skinned man with hair close-cropped like a skullcap was performing chest massage.” Using imagery like this can allow the reader to feel like they are in the action, and imagine the situation in their head exactly how it is told in the story.
“Shooting an Elephant” by George Orwell uses imagery as well, describing not only his surrounding but his thoughts in superb detail as well. He also uses suspense techniques to keep the reader interested in the story. One such example of him describing his thoughts in detail would be “. I thought then and I think now that his attack of "must" was already passing off; in which case he would merely wander harmlessly about until the mahout came