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NARRATIVE TEXT

narrative text is a kind of retell the story that in past. the purpose of the text is to entertain or to amuse the readers or listeners about the story.

generic structure:
1# orientation: it set the scene and introduce the participants (it answer the question: who, when, what, and where)

2# complication: tells the problems of the story and how the main characters solve them.

3#: resolution: the crisis is revolved, for better or worse.

4# re-orientation: the ending of story.

5# evaluation: the stepping back to evaluate the story or the moral value of the story.

narrative text used "simple past tense"

Example of narrative text :

The Monkey and The Crocodile




       One day there was a monkey. He wanted to cross a river. There he saw a crocodile so he asked the crocodile to take him across the other side of the river. The crocodile agree and told the monkey to jump on its back. Then the crocodile swam down the river with the monkey on his top.

      Unluckily, the crocodile was very hungry, he stopped in the middle of the river and said to the monkey, “My father is very sick. He has to eat the heart of the monkey. So he will be healthy again.”

      At the time, the monkey was in dangerous situation and he had to think hard. Then he had a good idea. He told the crocodile to swim back to the river bank. “What’s for?” asked the crocodile. “Because I don’t bring my heart,” said the monkey. “I left it under a tree, near some coconuts in the river bank.”
The crocodile agreed and turned around. He swam back to the bank of the river. As soon as they reached the river bank, the monkey jumped off the crocodile’s back. Then he climbed up to the top of a tree.

     “Where is your heart?” asked the crocodile. “You are foolish,” said the monkey to the crocodile. “Now I am free and I have my heart.

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