Text types

Often times, there are four major text types that are incorporated in writing. These include descriptive, narrative, argumentative, and expository. Each of these have a specific language, features and purpose that make up the entire piece. Some different text types can be mixed together successfully, adding different dimensions into the works.

Descriptive text type is typically used for the development of the piece. Whether it is to help establish the setting or mood, it is primarily so the reader can form their own visuals when reading. Narrative text type actually explains and tells the story, giving the events in a chronological order. The main purpose of a narrative is to hold the attention of the reader, as well as to educate. Expository text types focus on explaining the facts. Argumentative text type is used when a writer wants to reason for or against a certain subject or matter.

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