Tips for Effective Narration

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Rhetorical mode Narration Narration is usually used to tell a story or a series of events or to describe something that occurred. It is used as way of vivifying an incident and is, therefore, close to the rhetorical tool of 'description'. Tips for effective narration are to put accounts in chronological order with the beginning segueing into the continuance, the climax coming towards the end and the ending bringing an unexpected and usually satisfactory denouement to the whole. Narration has to be logical, usually chronological. Genres include the following: anecdote, autobiography, biography, novel, short history and oral history. Illustration Using examples to support and vivify a point. These include facts, statistics, quotations, stories, poems, and so forth. Examples should be directly related to the point one wishes to make. The best examples are those that leave the desired impact (e.g. emotional), are not too long or tedious, are comprehsible and suitable to audience, and contain good description Description Description involves visually recreating a certain incident in a way that it engages the reader's senses and brings the incident to life so that the hearer can identify with and experience the event ass though he himself has seen it occur. Descriptive writing is often a subcategory of other rhetorical devices. Tips for effective description are to gain as intimate a familiarity of descriptive object as possible, to describe its nuances, and often to zone in
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