English admin – This example of narrative text about the story of ant and grasshopper is given along with generic structure analysis. Every narrative text should contain 3 basic elements of narration structure, they are:
1. Orientation: First information of the participants inside the story. From the story about ant and grasshopper below, we see the orientation as:
In a field one summer’s day a Grasshopper was hopping about. An Ant passed by…
2. Complication: What happens next among the participants of the story. This phase introduce a problem existing between or among the participants. From the example of narrative below, we see the complication is:
“Why bother about winter?” said the Grasshopper; we have got plenty of food at present.” But the Ant went on its way and continued its toil.
3. Resolution: The way a writer ends his story plot. It can be successful ending or failure one which leads to sad ending story. From the story about ant and grasshopper, we see the writer give the ending as follow:
When the winter came the Grasshopper found itself dying of hunger
This is the story about the ant and the grasshopper which belong to narrative text. The story has great a moral value to teach the readers. Most stories belong to narrative text and that is why they have a very dominant language feature. That what we are going to talk.
Learning text types in junior and senior high school is featuring the languages which are dominantly used to compose the narrative text. This language features are commonly relating to grammar and structure. Recently, studying grammar and structure can not separated with the contexts. That is why we find some grammar focus will be attached in the text. Here is the famous fable by Aesop from www.umass.edu
The Ant and the Grasshopper