What are the defining characteristics of narrative texts
2 Characteristics of a Narrative
Narrative writing is told in the form of a story whether fiction or nonfiction.
Narrative writing describes detailed experiences that changed how you felt thought or acted.
A good narrative isnt just an amusing story but it has a point to make an idea to convey.
3 Characteristics of a Narrative
In narrative writing your purpose is not merely to tell an interesting story but to illustrate your readers the importance and influence the experience had on you.
It also includes descriptive writing - observations of people places and events.
Narrative writing represents important changes contrasts or conflicts and also creates tension.
4 Types of NarrativesShort StoriesNovelsNarrative PoemsDramasMemoirs (nonfiction)FablesMyths Folktales 5 When we discuss short stories we usually talk about their elements. 6 Character
A person thing or animal that takes part in the action of the story
We usually get to know the characters
Through the authors physical description
Through their actions
Through their words (dialogue)
Through their inner thoughts
Through what other characters say and think about them
The sequence of events in a story the action and problems (conflicts) that occur in a story
Exposition- the background or introductory information the reader must have in order to understand the story
Rising Action- all of the events that take place leading up to the climax
Climax- the turning point. Here the BIG PROBLEM is solved and the story is turned in a different direction toward the conclusion which is the wrapping up of the story.
Falling Action- the immediate reaction to the climax.
Resolution - the conclusion of the plot. All loose ends are tied up.
8 (No Transcript) 9 All plots involve conflict!
Types of conflict
Person vs. self (internal struggle concerning emotion and decision)
Person vs. person (external struggle between two or more individuals)
Person vs. nature (external struggle between man and an element of nature)
The time and place of the action
We get information about the setting from
Sensory details (sight hearing touch taste smell)
Figurative language (personification similes metaphors)
11 Point of view
The vantage point from which a story is told
Omniscient-the teller of the story can take us into the minds of all the characters
Third person- the writer tells the story from the vantage point of the main character in the story
First person- an I tells the story. Our perception of the other characters comes from this persons view
The central message concern or life lesson learned from a story
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