Your assignment is to write a five paragraph narrative essay addressing one of the prompts given below. This essay must include an introductory paragraph, several central paragraphs (3), and a concluding paragraph.
• The first paragraph must identify the author of the article, title of article, author’s main point, and
• provide a clear and identifiable thesis statement.
• Even though this is a narrative, each central paragraph must be based on a topic sentence that supports your thesis.
• As you tell your story, use vivid description.
• The concluding paragraph must bring the essay to a satisfactory close.
• Since this is a narrative, the use of first person (I, we) is acceptable.
• Do not use second person pronoun you.
• Create original title; center title; do not bold or place in quotations; do not use the title of the article. Title should be original
• Double space
• Type heading on left side of paper.
“Bombs Bursting in Air”
Beth Johnson’s essay “Bombs Bursting in Air” demonstrates how life’s unexpected tragedies can seem devastating and insurmountable when they occur, but people must courageously live on, recognizing that even these misfortunes are part of life’s greater mystery and beauty. Write a narrative essay telling the story of a single bomb in your life and how that bomb impacted your life. May be it changed you or taught you a life lesson. Use description in your narrative.
Johnson, Beth. “Bombs Bursting in Air.” The Longman Reader. Ed. Judith, John Langan, and Eliza A.
Comondromos. Boston: Pearson Education, Inc. 2012. 211. Print.
In the essay “Sister Flowers” by Maya Angelou, Sister Flowers entered her life at a crucial and difficult time. At one time or another just about everyone has met someone who taught us to see ourselves more clearly and helped us understand what we wanted from life. Write a narrative essay telling how someone in your life served as a “lifeline”, providing you with guidance and support. In your story use description.
Angelou, Maya. “Sister Flowers.” The Longman Reader. Ed. John Langan and Eliza A. Comondromos. Boston: Pearson Education, Inc. 2012. 87-91