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                                                        Types of Writing

Overview: All this will help you understand how to write persuasive, descriptive, expository, and narrative. These are tricky pieces and you need to plan out what you are doing. This will give you a good idea what you need and what you need to know.                           
Writing Genres:
Narrative Include:
-Plot Structure
    Rising Action
    Falling Action
-Point of View
    Uses: Narrative writing appears in and is NOT LIMITED to novels, short stories, biographies, autobiographies, historical accounts, essays, poems, and plays.
Goals:  Tells a story or part of a story

Descriptive Includes:
-Elaborate use of sensory language
-Rich, vivid, and lively details
- Figurative language such as simile, metaphor, hyperbole... symbolism and personification
-Showing rather than telling through the use of active verbs and precise modifiers
    Uses: descriptive writing appears almost everywhere and is often included in other genre, such
as in a descriptive introduction of a charter
Goal: vividly portrays a person, place, or thing to the reader can visualize thing subject

Persuasive Includes:
-Stated position or belief
-Factual supports
-Persuasive techniques
-Logical argument
- Call to action
Uses: Persuasive appears in and in not speeches, letters to the editor, editorials, advertisements, award nominations, pamphlets, petitions,
scholarly writing, and opinion pieces
Goals: intends to convince the reader

Expository :
-Informs Readers
Uses: Its mostly used by students in colleges and non-fiction writing.To deposit information and explains events and topics in an organized manner.
Goal: writing seeks to inform, explain, clarify, define or instruct. 


This shows narrative writing, and there is an example of it at the bottom of the picture.

If you were writing about this you would use descriptive writing. You would use words like cold, wet, amazing, and there is so many more.

Pusuasive writing is to convice someone. Like if you were trying to make your parents start giving you an allowence, and so you write them a really nice letter. You have to give them reasons and why you should get that money.

This shows expository writing, but expository is loud and its telling you something with explanation.