Perhaps you are talented at a given sport: say volleyball, tennis, football, baseball, twirling a baton, gymnastics, or swimming – of course, I’ve left off many, here.
It is probably the most common writing genre you will come across throughout your day.
In an expository piece, a topic will be introduced and laid out in a logical order without reference to the author’s personal opinions.
Descriptive writing allows the writer a great deal more artistic freedom than expository writing does.
Descriptive writing can be found in: Fiction Poetry Advertising Journal and diary writing The children pedaled leisurely down the Happyville Bike Trail, their giggles and whoops reverberating through the warm spring air.
The aim of persuasive writing, or argumentation, is to influence the reader to assume the author’s point of view.
The author will express personal opinions in the piece and arm him- or herself with evidence so that the reader will agree with him or her.
They were startled to see me, and I smiled kindly to put them at ease.
All basic objectives of the expository essay, however, are to inform your reader.
The purpose of narrative writing is to tell a story, whether that story is real or imaginary.
Pieces in a narrative style will have characters, and through the narrative, the reader learns what happens to them. Narrative writing can be found in: All types of fiction (e.g., novels, short stories, novellas) Poetry Biographies Human interest stories Anecdotes As I cycled down the trail, I heard children giggling and whooping just around the bend.