Narrative Essays

ENG 3U - Getting started on the Personal Essay

Captain America In A Turban

Salon Magazine puts out interesting contemporary personal essays. "Captain America in a Turban", for example. I do not link to them because I do not trust the advertising on the site to be appropriate for school.

'Chicken Soup For the Soul' narratives are another example of this genre. They don't usually meet the requirements of this assignment - as most of the writers are not consciously using literary strategies, but the stories certainly all have a point - and are hugely engaging on a personal level.

These are two very basic ways in if you are looking for inspiration in terms of subject matter.