Life stories[ edit ] Charlotte Linde writes about life stories, which are similar to personal narrative:
It seems like some things have never happened to me or I am an alien from some other distant planet. Autumn was already in the air and I was thinking about how cruel was the world and how impossible was to be happy in it. It is not that I was broken hearted by I thought that my patience has come to its end.
I looked at the blue sky and set at a bench. I was sitting there and thinking about how I want to be another person. I recalled everything I have read in books about love as well as everything that I have experienced myself.
In the books everything seemed to be much smoother and easier. A small rain started and made me feel even more stupid: The autumn wind made me wake up from my dreams. I took a deep breath and took a look around.
Suddenly I saw two people approaching me As there was no one else in the park they caught my attention. As they were getting closer I heard them laughing First, this laugh made me feel irritated as if they have broken my unity with this park and disturbed my thoughts.
But all the sudden I noticed the age of these people — they were old. I could not clearly identify the age, but the woman looked as old as my grandmother. She had grey hair, blue eyes with a smile in them, and a smile on her face.
She seemed so peaceful, she was in harmony with herself Her sweater matched her eyes and made her look very fresh. And all the time she was looking at HIM You know how much I love being around people. Why do I have to say the same things every time?
He looked at her, smiled, gave her a hug at this very moment I stopped seeing an old man, but a strong man that knows his wife and how grouchy she can be and nevertheless he loves her! And the one that will outlive will think of this life together was the most beautiful and happy period of life.
This feeling was hope! This old couple with all the grouching and tons of mistakes behind their backs made me feel that at the end it is happiness that matter.
Eventually, all people will get old and die, and what makes the difference is the person you have dedicated your life to. And I made a wish — to wake up one day, being old and to be proud of being together with the person I love, to feel proud of having had enough forces to overcome all the obstacles and fighting for the happiness.
I looked at the sky again I thought that it was a sign.
A sign that only such dedication can make life infinitely deep and pure. Finally, I knew what to do and I was so glad I went to that park early Saturday morning. We can survive in this world even if we are aliens as long that we have one more alien to share the life with.Personal narrative is a prose narrative relating personal experience usually told in first person; its content is nontraditional.
"Personal" refers to a story from one's life or experiences. "Nontraditional" refers to literature that does not fit the typical criteria of a narrative. Someone might have an overarching narrative for her whole life, and different narratives for different realms of her life—career, romance, family, faith.
Write an account of a particular incident or encounter in your life that in one way or another illustrates a stage of growing up (at any age) or of personal development. You may focus on one specific experience or on a sequence of specific experiences.
The purpose of stories, the role of the listener, and storytelling patterns all influence the way stories are told, and thus narrative identity. Richard Bauman states that different forms of conversational genres (personal experience narrative, tall tale, practical joke), interrelatedly, add texture and flavor to one's life.
While there are multiple forms of narrative, frame narrative is a particularly useful form, serving various functions within a story. This essay will demonstrate the structure and function of the frame narrative in the novellas May Day by F.
Scott Fitzgerald, The Ballad of the Sad Café by Carson McCullers, and The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. Nov 22, · Loosely defined, the personal narrative essay is a prose narrative relating a personal experience from the writer’s own life.
Traditionally, personal narratives are told in first person, though they can be written in both third-person or second-person perspectives.