Narrative Definition

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A narrative is a story that is created in constructive format (as a work of speech, literature, pictures, song, motion pictures, television, video games, theatre, musical theatre, or dance) that describes a sequence of fictional events. The word derive from the Latin verb narrate, “to recount”, and is related to the adjective gnarls, “knowing” or “skilled”. Ultimately its origin is found in the proto-Indo-European root Gno, “to know” The word “story” may be used a synonym of “narrative”, but can also be used to refer to the sequence of events described in a narrative. A narrative can also be told by a character within a larger narrative. An important part of narrative is the narrative mode, the set of methods used to communication the narrative…show more content…
Narrative collection of events that tells a story, which main be true or not, placed in a particular order and recounted through either telling or writing. One example is Edgar Allen poems “The tell tale heart. In this story a madman resolves to kill his landlord because he fears the man’s horrible eye. One night he suffocates the landlord and hides the body beneath the floorboard of the bedroom. While fielding questions from the police in the bedroom where the body is hidden, the madman thinks he hears the heart of the victim beneath the floorboards. Scared that the police hear the heartbeat too, the madman confesses. This is narrative because of two things, it has a sequence in which the events are told, beginning with murder and ending with the confession, and it has a narrator, who is the madman, telling the story. By understanding the term “narrative” one begins to understand that most literary works have a simple outline the story, the plot, and the storyteller. By studying more closely, most novels and short stories are placed into the categories of first person and third-person narratives, which are based on who is telling the story and from what perspective. Other important terms that relates to the term “narrative” are “narrative poetry”, poetry that tells a story and “narrative technique” which means how one tells a story. (All American: Glossary of Literary of Literary
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