Do you like a story? I like reading a story very much. Enjoy reading a story need a basic understanding on three kind of past tense. It is very logical as a story which consists of some events happened in in the past time.
A story is written to retell an event which had happened before. The goal is making readers know and understand the complication and how to face it. The way of a writer organizes his story writing is what we call generic structure. Let’s see the story of a crow.
The Story of the Thirsty Crow and the Jug Water
On a hot day, a thirsty crow flew over a field looking for water. For a long time, she could not find any. She left very exhausted. She almost gave up.
Suddenly, she saw water jug below her. She flew straight down to see if there was any water inside. It was surprised because there was some water inside the jug.
The crow tried to push her head into the jug. Sadly she found that the neck of the jug was too narrow. Then she tried to push the jug down for the water to flow out but she found that the jug was too heavy.
The crow thought hard for a while. Then she was looking around. She saw some pebbles. She suddenly had a good idea. She started picking up the pebbles one by one, dropping it into the jug. As more and more pebbles filled the jug, the water level kept rising. Soon it was high enough for the crow to drink. “It’s working” she said.
Generic Structure Analysis on the Story the Thirsty Crow and the Jug Water
1. Orientation; introducing specific participants; a crow
2. Complication; revealing a series of crisis: the thirsty crow found some water inside the jug but she could not find the way to drink it
3. Resolution; the crisis is resolve: the crow found the way to drink water from the jug by filling the jug with some pebbles.
Language Feature Analysis on the Story the Thirsty Crow and the Jug Water
1. Using saying verb; said
2. Using thinking verb; thought
3. Using action verb; flew
4. Using time conjunction; on a hot day
5. Using connectives; then, suddenly, then, soon
6. Using past tense; the crow thought hard
Well I think that’s all the Story the Thirsty Crow and the Jug Water. What moral value you can get from the fable story? Struggle, yes keeping struggle is the key of any success. So don’t give up before you reach your good goal.