Narrative Text

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Narrative Text by Mind Map: Narrative Text

1. Narrative text is a story with complication or problematic events and it tries to find the resolutions to solve the problems.

2. Examples

2.1. Fable

2.2. Myth

2.3. Legend

2.4. Fairy tale

2.5. Personal Experience

2.6. Horror Story

3. Language Features

3.1. Past Tense

3.2. Adverb of Time

3.3. Conjunction

3.4. Action Verbs

4. Social Function

4.1. The Purpose of Narrative Text is to amuse or to entertain the reader with a story.

5. Generic Structure

5.1. Orientation

5.1.1. Sets the scene: where and when the story happened and introduces the participants of the story: who and what is involved in the story.

5.2. Complication

5.2.1. Tells the beginning of the problems which leads to the crisis (climax) of the main participants.

5.3. Resolution

5.3.1. The problem (the crisis) is resolved, either in a happy ending or in a sad (tragic) ending

5.4. Reorientation/ Coda

5.4.1. This is a closing remark to the story and it is optional. It consists of a moral lesson, advice or teaching from the writer

6. Elements

6.1. Characters

6.1.1. Protagonist

6.1.2. Antagonist

6.2. Plot

6.3. Setting

6.3.1. Place

6.3.1.1. Where is the action of the story taking place?

6.3.2. Time

6.3.2.1. When is the story taking place?

6.3.3. Weather Condition

6.3.3.1. Is it rainy, sunny, stormy, etc?

6.4. Point of View

6.4.1. First Person - Story told by the protagonist or a character who interacts closely with the protagonist or other characters; speaker uses the pronouns "I", "me", "we".

6.4.2. Second Person - Story told by a narrator who addresses the reader or some other assumed "you"; speaker uses pronouns "you", "your", and "yours". Ex: You wake up to discover that you have been robbed of all of your worldly possessions

6.4.3. Third Person - Story told by a narrator who sees all of the action; speaker uses the pronouns "he", "she", "it", "they", "his", "hers", "its", and "theirs". This person may be a character in the story.

6.5. Theme