Vignette Definition | Writing

A vignette is a short descriptive narrative, usually humorous in tone, that paints a vivid picture of a scene, character, or situation. Commonly used in creative writing and journalism, vignettes can also be used to provide background information or set up a context for a story. Some examples are The old general store filled with dusty jars and rusty tools,” orThe couple danced in the moonlight, laughing and singing“. Some examples from famous books are the opening of A Christmas Carol, or the start of The Great Gatsby.