Narrative text overview
What is Narrative ?
The basic purpose of narrative is to entertain, to gain and hold a readers' interest. However narratives can also be written to teach or inform, to change attitudes / social opinions eg soap operas and television dramas that are used to raise topical issues.
Narratives sequence people/characters in time and place but differ from recounts in that through the sequencing, the stories set up one or more problems, which must eventually find a way to be resolved. And To amuse/entertain the readers and to tell a story
Narrative text may be either fiction or non-fiction. Examples of fiction include realistic fiction, science fiction, mysteries, folk tales, fairy tales, and myths. Non-fiction is fact-based text such as reports, factual stories, and biographies. Certain types of questions are likely to be asked about narrative text.
Narrative text has five common components. Most test questions refer to one of these five story elements:
1. Setting – where or when the story takes place
2. Characters – people or animals in the story
3. Plot – sequence of events
4. Theme – central idea of the story
5. Vocabulary – words used to enrich understanding of the story