Narrative and Descriptive Essay

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McKinney_w5_a2.docx 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…show more content…
Make the description vivid and interesting. I think that a descriptive essay is more powerful because it tell a story in detail. It tells you what it is all about how to except the story where the story originated from whether it is fiction or a documentary. My opinion on the essays are similar because narrating the story is the author who is writing the story and also describing the essays in many ways. I think you must like the descripting essay better it is giving you vivid detail in your essay. It appeals to your senses in many ways follow your feelings when listening to a descriptive essay. Can you feel the passion or can you taste the cookies Sister Flowers made and the lemons, sugar, in the lemonade. And I believe she made those cookies and lemonade with lots of love for Marguerite. I believe she wanted to encourage Marguerite to talk more in class. And bring more detail to her work. “Words mean more than what is set down on paper.”(grammar.about.com) “It take the human voice to infuse them with the shades of deeper meaning.”(grammar.about.com) “I memorized the part about the human voice infusing words.”(grammar.about.com) “It seemed so valid and poetic.”(grammar.about.com) My opinion is that a descriptive essay is more powerful than a

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