What Is Personal Narrative Examples

Personal narration is an amazing way to demonstrate and share your life experiences with others. Personal narrative topics always deal with the things related to personal life of the writer. You enclose things that occur around you.

The end goal of writing a personal narration is to give it a life or sense that produces an effect on the readers. Remember, a good narration always creates dramatic effects on the readers either make them laugh or give them pleasure or fright.

Personal narratives by high school students or personal narratives written by teens may have different stories based on their life experiences and age. However, the basic structure and method are always the same.
Structure of a Personal Narrative Sample

Personal experiences or narrative stories can be written in different ways. The three most commonly adaptive structures include chronological approach, reflective approach or flashback sequence. Your selection for the structure always depends on the story you are going to tell. A brief description of each structure is described here,
Chronological Approach

While telling personal narratives in chronological approach, you get a start from the very beginning and gradually cover all the relevant incidents till present day.
Reflective Approach

In this type of personal narration, you response all the situations, experiences and events occurred with you. In this method you demonstrate the events in a way as to explore different questions.
Flashback Sequence

This approach deals with a chronological development of narration. The event you are supposed to enclose has to be related with some earlier event.
Sample Personal Narrative Story: An Example
My Mother by Lori Ann Proust

“She is understanding and always there for me. She listens and is full of positive support. I am lucky to have someone who is both a close friend and a mother. Not everyone has this kind of a relationship.

I could find endless words in the thesaurus to describe my mother, but the one word that stands out above the rest is “incredible.” She has cared for me and my family throughout my whole life. When I was growing up, she always did my laundry, took me to dancing lessons and the orthodontist for eight years, made me breakfast and my lunch for school every day without fail, took my sister to field hockey, sewed my clothes, typed my papers, cooked for the family, cleaned the house, did all the yard work, and was happily married. I don’t know how she managed to do all of these things so well and still have time for herself.

My mother is my sole support system. Whenever something exciting happens or there is a crisis in my life, she is the first person I turn to. I have seen many friends come and go in my life, but my mother is different. For eighteen years of my life, she has always been there for me. No matter the distance between us, we always are close. She understands me and knows me better than anyone else I know. She doesn’t make demands nor does she pressure me with school and my future. She has complete faith and trust in me that I am doing the right thing with my life. I make her happy by letting her know I am happy and like who I am and where my life is taking me”.

How the diglot weave narratives are used today

The Diglot Weave narratives were first developed in Russia.
The Diglot weave narratives are the key to rapid language learning.Today the best language courses use modern versions of these extrodinary methods.

The best vocal language courses use a system where foreign words are repeated at regular intervals.This technique programs the new words deeper and deeper into your long term memory.

Note the vocal methods are just that, vocal.There’s not distracting pictures, no bells and whistles, and no silly gimmicks.For the real key to learning any new language is primarily speech.

The reading versions of diglot weave narratives today, use entertaining stories.It works like this;
You read the stories in your own language, with the foreign words at first sprinkled within sentences.You first listen to the recorded story on CD or tape.Then you read the story out aloud.There are no long winded explanations of what the new foreign words mean, you learn the meanings through context.As your confidence builds more words are added.
Until you reach the stage where you are reading aloud full foreign stories and understanding everything.

These methods are so entertaining you will repeat them again and again each time improving in language speaking / reading ability.

The majority of language courses consist of model sentences where you are expected to learn by rote.
Now how many times do you want to read or speak the same phrase over and over again until you become bored? Or attend language schools where they cram your mind with grammar rules and tons of homework / paperwork?Or where you have to sit silly written exams? No wonder the majority of people give up.They’re bored stiff!

Most of these online – internet- commercial courses have a similar problem.They are equally boring.

With the modern Diglot Weave methods you will find that you are able to create your own sentences.
Without textbooks or phrasebooks.

Most important, you will be able to use your new language in a way that works for you!

The Gospel of Thomas-Discovering a Different Christianity

Of all the texts discovered at Nag Hammadi in 1945, the Gospel of Thomas is undoubtedly among the most accessible and well-known. Scholars now feel there’s good reason to believe this compilation of Jesus’ “wisdom sayings” dates back as far as the New Testament gospels. The book feels familiar in many ways because several of the sayings have parallels in the New Testament, but the direction taken by the Gospel of Thomas is decidedly different.

The way the book is formatted tells us a great deal. Thomas is strictly a collection of wisdom sayings, parables and stories with almost no narrative information. In this sense, Thomas is very similar to the lost Sayings Gospel of Q that much of Matthew and Luke are based on. Scholars feel that these “sayings gospels” are probably the original style of writing that circulated among early Christians. Why is that important?

The New Testament gospels are written in a persuasive narrative style that was designed to focus on the person of Jesus and convince readers that they should believe in him as a messiah and savior. The narrative style also directs the reader’ attention and tells them what conclusions they should come. On the other hand, the series of sayings presented in Thomas are interactive; they require the reader to tease out their own meaning. The difference between sayings gospels and narrative styles signals a significant shift in focus from the message to the messenger.

Instead of focusing on Jesus, both the Greek and Coptic versions of Thomas open by saying, “These are the hidden sayings that the living Jesus spoke and Judas Thomas the Twin recorded. And he said, ‘Whoever discovers the interpretation of these sayings will not taste death.’” Instead of pointing to Jesus as a savior, the reader is instructed to take personal responsibility and seek out the meaning of Jesus’ words for themselves. In other words, the listener is supposed to become their own savior.

To Christians who have been taught that Jesus was either the only begotten son of God, or part of a Trinitarian Godhead, these statements might seem quite surprising. But gnostic Christian writers, along with the authors of Thomas, Q and the New Testament gospel of Mark all speak of Jesus in fully human terms. In fact, an extremely heated argument raged over Jesus’ humanity or divinity for centuries after his death. The question of Jesus’ nature has important implications for all of us, which are made clear in Thomas.

If we examine the New Testament gospels in the order in which they were written, a steady change in Jesus’ persona becomes apparent. He begins as a human wisdom teacher or prophet, becomes a human adopted by God, is changed into a demigod (½ human, ½ god) by followers who were formerly pagan, becomes a God in his own right in the New Testament Gospel of John, and is finally made equal to the God of the Old Testament by the trinity doctrine that was enforced by the Roman Emperor Theodosius.

During this transition, the institutionalized church came to the conclusion that without a divine intercessor, humans were beyond salvation. But other early Christians maintained that the human Jesus was an example all humans could follow and eventually each of us could have a direct, personal relationship with the Divine, just as Jesus did.
Although the New Testament is focused on identifying Jesus as the messiah, in Thomas, the term is not used. But many of Jesus’ followers were convinced that a longed for messiah would crush their enemies and literally establish God’s kingdom on the earth. Certain Jesus was the messiah, the asked “When will the kingdom come?” Instead of giving signs, in Thomas Jesus informs them that a messiah is not needed because “The Father’s kingdom is spread out upon the earth, and people do not see it.” When they asked “When will the new world come?” He tells them, “What you look for has come, but you do not know it.”

The name given to the book also says a great deal about Jesus’ humanity. Several gnostic writings are attributed to “Thomas” because the name meant “twin.” Some Christians believe Thomas was Jesus’ literal twin brother, but the symbolic use of the name by gnostic writers suggests that each reader who comes to an understanding of Jesus’ words becomes his twin and shares his connection with the Divine. In Thomas, Jesus makes this point when he says, “Whoever drinks from my mouth will become like me; I myself shall become that person, and the hidden things will be revealed to the person.”

Jesus’ sayings offered living water, but he also emphasized that we must drink it ourselves. When we quench our spiritual thirst by contemplating the words of Jesus, we’re taking responsibility for our own spiritual awakening, not relying on a savior. Like water, Jesus’ words were meant to be ingested, to become part of our being.
Copyright © Lee and Steven Hager