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Gn narrative structure

Gn narrative structure






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    • WHAT IS NARRATIVE? • Narrative is the storytelling of the connected events within a text which give it an overall meaning. •It is how the story unfolds and how the plot is revealed to the audience. •Simply put: a story.
    • Then, WHAT IS NARRATIVE STRUCTURE? • the framework that supports the order and methods in which a story/narrative is presented to an audience. • Simply put: how a story is organized.
    • You might recognize this narrative structure diagram…
    • But not all stories are so neat…
    • Parts of a Narrative Structure: Macro Level • Exposition • Inciting Moment • Rising Action • Climax • Falling Action • Resolution/Denoument
    • Exposition • Sets the scene & mood • Introduces us to the characters • Provides background for the narrative • Includes the inciting moment, the event that causes the main conflict in the story
    • Rising Action • Series of events and conflicts that lead to the turning point of the story (the climax)
    • Climax • The turning point in the story • A pivotal event that leads the story towards the conclusion
    • Falling Action • Events that happen as a result of the climax, leading the characters towards a solution to the conflict
    • Resolution • The part of the story in which the conflict is resolved
    • Denoument • A French term for “ending” • All loose ends get wrapped up here
    • Parts of a Narrative Structure: Micro Level Plot Devices • • • • • • • • • Flashbacks/Foreshadowing Parallel plots Plot twists Linear v. nonlinear Cliff hangers Poetic justice (fate intervenes) Dues ex machina (improbable solution) Red herring (a diversion) MacGuffin (Zazu from The Lion King)
    • Teach Me! • In your groups, read the definition for your plot device. Then, –Paraphrase that definition so that it will make sense to your peers. –Draw a picture that helps us remember what it means –Come up with at least one example of a text that uses this device (book, movie, etc.)
    • Mood • What the reader feels as a result of reading a text • Influenced by setting, tone, and word choice • Identified using adjectives
    • Tone • the speaker's or narrator's attitude towards the subject
    • Narrative pace/ Pacing • The speed at which a story moves • Depends on description and sentence structure • Showing v. telling • Controlled by edicating space to the right events