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Writing About History: Biographical Narratives

Print PDF Writing Model: The composition "John White Returns to Roanoke" is an example of a biographical narrative. It contains elements often found in these compositions, such as dialogue, physical descriptions, and background information.

Read the entire composition, then explore its elements. Use what you learn to outline and draft your own biographical narrative. You may also use the writing model as a self-check–does your composition have similar elements that make for a good biographical narrative?