Generally, a narrative is a written or oral form of expression. It involves details of an event, experience or happening in a person’s life. Literary forms such as novels and short stories are explicit narratives told by the narrator. The narrative informs the reader about events and character, and sustains the reader’s interest in the pieces.
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Narrative Writing Class 11 Format, Examples, Samples, Topics
During the summer vacation, you visited your grandfather who lives in his native village. It was a very pleasant yet unusual experience for you. Look at the picture given below and write about this and other such experiences. You may/may not use the suggestion, given with the picture. Your composition should be in 150-200 words. Write in the first person.
|One day when you reached the pond, you found it occupied by buffaloes. Their owner, a boy, a little older than you, sat on the back of one of his animals. When the boy saw you staring at him, he smiled, showing gleaming white teeth. He invited you into the water for a swim. You told him you did not know how to swim, and he offered to teach you how to swim.|
My last visit to a village was when I was about ten years old. I had gone to meet my grandfather. In the beginning, I found everything strange- the cows and buffaloes living so close to us. Later, I loved to ride my grandfather’s tractor. The adventure really began when I met Chandu. That day I had gone to the village pond hoping to do some fishing. Instead, I found it occupied by buffaloes. A boy, a little older than me, was sitting on the back of one of the buffaloes. He smiled, and asked me to join him for a swim. I refused to swim with buffaloes. He laughed and jumped off and took me to the river bank. I splashed about near the shore, while he went into deep water and came back shining with diamond droplets. In a few days, I was swimming quite well and was tanned brown. My parents liked the healthy look on my face.
You are Saumya/Samir Dey, Secretary of the Literary Society of New Era Public School, New Delhi. Recently you organised a Story Writing Contest in your school in which various schools of Delhi participated. The contest was in two groups-Senior and Junior. Write a factual description of the event in 150-200 words for the school magazine.
Story Writing Contest
The Story Writing event was a day of challenge for me as I was the the organiser of the programme. Twenty participants were coming from ten schools for the contest to participate in two categories. We arranged a lecture room for the event. The participants arrived in time and filled up the registration form. Our prefects led them to the contest venue and writing material was given to them. Then, Raghav, the President of the Literary Society, gave the rules and the themes to the participants. The junior group had to write either a horror or a humourous story. The senior group could write either a historical or an adventure story. The time for both the groups was one and half hours. At the end, the stories were collected. The participants were then served refreshments as the appointed teachers evaluated the stories. At the end of an hour, prizes were announced. It was a successful event and I was satisfied.
Look at the input given below:
|Floods in UP – heavy rain – breach in dam – large tracts inundated – standing crops devastated – relief operations – army – NGO’s – camp for flood victims.|
As part of the NSS, you visited the flood relief camps. Using the above input, write a description in 150-200 words. You are Ajay/Anita Khurana.
Flood Relief Camp
The tragedy of the devastating floods in our region hit me hard when I visited the camps run by a local NGO. It provided help and relief to the flood victims. I visited the camp with the NSS team from our college.
Heavy rains led to a breech in a dam on Gandak river in eastern UP. As a result, several villages were inundated. Villagers lost their homes ; standing crops were destroyed. Their cattle were washed away. Several people went missing. Those who survived were in a miserable shape. As soon as weather permitted, the army brought the survivors to these relief camps.
I saw the misery and hopelessness in the eyes of the flood victims. Farmers, labourers, men who lived with dignity were now reduced to being beggars. Poverty started in their face and diseases were ready to pounce on the unfortunate. The plight of the children was the most tragic of all. They were confused and frightened, having lost the battle of life, before it began.