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Kinds of Narrative

Written By Admin on 01 July 2013 | 7/01/2013 07:23:00 PM

What is narrative? According many defintions given, narrative is an account of a sequence of events, usually in chronological order. Relating to kinds of text, which student has to complete studying in high school, narrative is a text which retells the story or previous experiences where complication dominantly places participants into conflicts. The purpose of the text is to entertain or amuse readers or listeners about the story.
Narrative is basically story and within this, story telling, there are many kinds of narrative - comedy, mystery, romance, horror are some of the commoner types. A poem can also be a narrative if it tells a story rather than just describing something.
According to L. Spencer, in A Step-by-Step Guide to Narrative Writing. Rosen, 2005, In writing a narrative, an author has a chance to make his or her mark on the world by relating a story that only he or she can tell. Whether it comes from a personal experience or is one that the writer has imagined, the point of a narrative is to bring one's subject to life. By using sensory details, the five Ws and H (who, what, where, when, why, and how), and basic story structure, any subject can be made exciting
Common forms of narrative text which are studied in high school are:
Legend
What is legend? A legend is a narrative of human actions that are perceived both by teller and listeners to take place within human history. Typically, a legend is a short, traditional and historicized narrative performed in a conversational mode. Some define legend as folktale. The example of legend in narrative text are
Fable
What is fabel? A fabel is a short allegorical narrative making a moral point, traditionally by means of animal characters who speak and act like human beings. The example of fable in narrative text are:
Fairy tale
What is fairy tale? According to Wikipedia, fairy tale is an English language term for a type of short narrative corresponding to the French phrase "conte de fée". A fairy tale typically features such folkloric characters as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, dwarves, giants or gnomes, and usually magic or enchantments. The example of fairy tale in narrative text are:
Science fiction
What is science fiction? According to Basil Davenport. 1955, Science fiction is fiction based upon some imagined development of science, or upon the extrapolation of a tendency in society. Science fiction is that class of prose narrative treating of a situation that could not arise in the world we know. Some examples of science fiction are:
  • To the Moon from the Earth by Jules Verne
  • Starship Trooper by Robert Heinlein
  • A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke


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11 comments:

  1. contoh narrative3/3/11 9:44 PM

    setia text bis dijadikan sebagai contoh text narrative asal memenuhi unsur generic strycture nya. Inti dari teks narrative seperti cerita
    dongeng yang kadang di bagian
    akhirnya diberikan moral value dari
    cerita yang dapat dipetik.
    Bagian- bagian dari teks narrative
    adalah: 1. Orientation : penjelasan awal,
    seperti pembukaan dari cerita 2. Complication : masalah yang
    terjadi dalam cerita tersebut 3. Solution : pemecahan
    masalah dalam cerita tersebut 4. Re-orientation : penutup dari
    cerita

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  2. What about "personal narrative"? Is it one example of narrative text too. I am confusing some many terms relating to narrative. please help giving clear explanation

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  3. since personal narrative is much about self experience, it can be a recount text. remember that narrative and recount as well as news item text belong to narrating, retelling a story,documented experirnce or series of event

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  4. this story not various :(

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  5. thanks for the clear explanation and examples..
    it hepls a lot

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  6. thank you very much

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  7. i like this narrative but you state another kinds of narrative

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  8. are there any other narratives?

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  9. right there are more narratives
    myths
    non-fiction
    i just don't know the meaning or i don't know how to describe them

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  10. I have posted other kinds of narrative, However narrative is commonly seen as a story

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