English Admin – Narrative text fable in the story of rabbit and bear. Narrative is the most famous type of text fro student of high school when learning English in classroom. There are some purposes to achieve in a narrative type. Narrative writers prefer showing to telling and that the power of narrative writing. Readers will feel as if they got the experiences by him self about what happens in the text. Actually narrative can be fiction such as short story or novel. Narrative writing is also found in a non-fiction like memoirs.
According to Madison smart Bell, the narrative design, or what we call form or structure, is of first and final importance to any work of fiction. In that structure, applying 4 elements of story; characterization, point of view, theme and plot is absolutely important. Plot is the way of the story constructed.
Now let’s read the following example of narrative text! The story is written using 4 past tenses. We will show you the list of them after reading it. Here we go!
Story of Rabbit and Bear
Once upon a time, there lived as neighbors, a bear and a rabbit. The rabbit was a good shot. In contrary, the bear was always clumsy and could not use the arrow to good advantage.
One day, the bear called over the rabbit and asked the rabbit to take his bow and arrows and came with bear to the other side of the hill. The rabbit was preventing to arouse the bear’s anger so he could not refuse it. He consented and went with the bear and shot enough buffalo to satisfy the hungry family. Indeed he shot and killed so many that there was lots of meat left after the bear and his family had loaded themselves and packed all they could carry home.