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What is Narrative Text?

What is Narrative Text?

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Published by: Em Shabirin on Jan 27, 2012
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What is Narrative Text?
 Narrative text is a kind of text to retell the story that past tense. The purpose of the text is toentertain or to amuse the readers or listeners about the story.
The generic structure of Narrative text :
1.Orientation :It set the scene and introduce the participants (it answers the question : who,when, what, and where).2.Complication : Tells the problems of the story and how the main characters solve them.3.Resolution : The crisis is revolved, for better or worse.4.Re-orientation : The ending of the story. Maybe, happy ending or sad ending.5.Evaluation : The stepping back to evaluate the story or the moral message of the story
Linguistic features :
1. Use active verbs.2. Use past tense.
3. Use conjunction (and, then, after that, next, etc)
 Also Temporal conjunction
, like: once upon a time, one day, long time ago, …4. The first person (I or We) or the third person (He, She, or They).5. Use specific nouns.6. Use adjective and adverbs
Kind of Narrative text :
Legend : Sangkuriang, MalinKundang, etc.
Fable : Mousedeer and crocodile.
Fairy tale : Cinderella, Snow white,Pinocchio, etc.
Folktale5.Short story

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