Narrative Text Narrative text is part of genre. Narrative isthe text which tell something. On the otherwords, narrative is created by someone for tellingthe story. It is including into fiction story. Thepurpose of this text is to amuse or to entertain thereaders and the listeners. Narrative text also havethe generic structure same as the others kinds oftext.
These are the generic structure of Narrative text :Orientation: in this part, it will introduce thecharacters in the story. It can be name, place,etc.It is usually occur in the first of paraghraph.Complication: it is increasing the problem. It cancall climax of the story when the crisis is rising up.Resolution: it is time to slove the problem. Itusually call anti-climax, it means that the problemcan be solved, even bad or good ending.
This is the example of narrative text withthe generic stucture explanation
Snow White Once upon a time there lived a little girl named Snow White. She lived with her aunt and unclebecause her parents were dead. ORIENTATION One day she heard her uncle and aunt talking about leaving Snow White in the castle becausethey both wanted to go to America and they didnt have enough money to take Snow White.Snow White didnt want her uncle and aunt to do this so she decided it would be best if she ran away.The next morning she ran away from home when her aunt and uncle were having breakfast.She ran away into the woods. Then she saw a little cottage. She knocked but no one answered so sheWent inside and fell asleep. Meanwhile, the seven dwarfs were coming home from work.They went inside. There they found Snow White sleeping. Then Snow White woke up.She saw the dwarfs. The dwarfs said, Whats your name? Snow White said,My name is Snow White. COMPLICATION Doc, one of the dwarfs said, If you wish, you may live here with us. Snow White said, Oh couldThank you. Then Snow White told the dwarfs the whole story and Snow White and the seven dwarfslived happily ever after. RESOLUTION
Exercise for ReadingRead the narrative text about The Legend of Lake Toba and complete thefollowing questions. The legend of Lake Toba There was a fisherman who lived in Batak Land. His name was Batara Guru Sahala. When he was angling, he caught a fish. He was surprised to find that fish because the fish could talk and it begged to set it free. He did accordingly. After getting free, the fish changed into a beautiful woman and Sahala fell in love with her. Sahala asked her to marry him and the woman received him. However, she asked his promised not to tell anyone the secret that she was once a fish. They were very happily married, and got two daughters. It was a pity on Sahala. One day when he got very angry with his daughters, he forgot his promise and he broke it. He told his daughters that they were the daughters of a fish. His wife could not forgive him. Suddenly, the earth began to shake and volcanoes started to erupt. The earth cracked and formed a big hole. People said that the hole became Lake Toba.
Answer the questions by choosing the right one.1. What does the text tell us about? a. The story of Lake Toba b. The story of a fisherman c. The story of a family d. The story of a region2. What the generic structure of the first paragraph? a. Resolution b. Orientation c. Complication d. Re-Orientation3. Who is the main character in this story? a. Mother b. Batak people c. Sahala and his Mother d. Lake Toba
Exercise for SpeakingPlease find out the Narrative text, then youhave to retell the story by your own words.