Running head: COMPARE-CONTRAST 1
Compare and Contrast
ENG 121: English Composition 1
Prof. Heather Hubbard
This is a compare-contrast essay comparing two different writings. The essays I chose to compare are "I want a wife" by Judy Brady and "Caged Bird" by Maya Angelou. Although these two writings are very different, they are also similar in many ways. I want a wife is a descriptive essay, while caged bird is a narrative essay.
The difference between a narrative essay and a descriptive essay are, first, that in the narrative essay, you will use your point of view to tell the story and in the descriptive essays, you describe the person, the place, or the event. When you are describing, you will use vivid images that refer to the smell, touch, sound, taste, personality, and behavior, or even, the person's job or hobbies. You will also describe what you feel about the person.
You will involve your readers in the story by helping them see, hear, touch, and smell your story by using very expressive words. A descriptive essay, will also, begin with an introductory paragraph and a thesis and includes supporting paragraphs that focus on specific details that are being described. The story can be either a true story or one you have made up.
When writing a narrative essay it should be told from the start of the story, and then continue to cover all of the events that are important. Narratives also include a plot, setting, and characters. A Narrative essay allows writers to express themselves more creatively. Though a narrative essay might seem like a short story, it focuses on a personal experience. Narrative essays use first person to communicate the author's views, ideals and recollection while a descriptive essay will generally center...