How To Write an Illustrative Essay Guide Part 2
3. Always keep in mind that your illustrative point or kernel proverb is your message that you have to deliver to your audience in order to make them realize its true nature as well as convince those against it. You should be specific about who your audiences are. Clearly describe your audience and make up your essay to meet their mental levels and personal opinions.
4. Determine the extent of knowledge of the audiences about the topic or illustrative truth. It may be important to know what the general attitude of your audience is over your subject and what they know already and how listening to your point of view is necessary and beneficial for them.
5. Be clear in your mind about why you want them to realize the truth and importance of the thesis point and what is the objective effect you want to exert upon them.
6. You have to illustrate your point of view to your audience to prove it and in its course you have to illustrate the truth by a single detailed story or multiple short stories. You should be aware of your audience and must be very clear about the fact in your mind, and you must back up the general truth and your point by the stories you illustrate. You may now give a brief summary of your essay that follows especially the list of stories that you are going to narrate in the other part of the essay. Always remember that the stories you are about to tell should leave a positive and convincing effect on your audience.
7. You should be well aware of your audience and about what points and stories you should illustrate in order to encourage, argue and explicate it to them. One of the main tasks of practical illustrative essay writing is to determine your audience and to know the impact of your stories on your audience prior to beginning your essay. Be very clear about what your purpose is and who your audience is. For example, if you choose the illustrative truth friendship is priceless, and your audience is all teenagers. You should persuade your case by illustrating stories that involve stories of childhood friendships and the sacrifices true friends make for their friends. Contrary to it if your audiences are all seasoned people who may be already aware of these facts and you may need them to realize the importance of a true friend in the old age or retired life.
8. You may need to develop your essay with your stories. Each short story should have a separate paragraph and should be personalized to fit the purpose you have to illustrate. Such as if you are illustrating the importance of friendship to the veteran audience you may narrate the story of
A. Aunt Jennie, who brought her childhood friend Wilma to her house from the old home
B. How Bob cared for and consoled his old friend William after his wife died.
C. The days after Juliana’s death and how her friend Mary looked after her kids well
Or you may narrate the detailed story of Mark and Susan’s friendship and how they supported each other and sacrificed for one another through the thick and thins of life.
Personalized stories and narrations affect the audience more than general stories, and touchy and unique ideas are more appreciated and all more convincing to the audience. Always try to illustrate the truth with real life stories with a sentimental touch to convince your audience.
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