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Narrative Structure


Posted 08 November 2006 - 01:43 PM

My teacher wants me to write a section of my dissertation for next week. It's to be based on Narrative structure and i was just wondering what does narrative structure cover?!


Posted 08 November 2006 - 08:15 PM

You are kidding with that question aren't you? Narritive structure is what it says on the tin, its narration.

From Wikipedia:

Narrative structure is generally described as the structural framework that underlies the order and manner in which a narrative is presented to a reader, listener, or viewer.

Theorists describing a text's narrative structure might refer to structural elements such as an introduction, in which the story's founding characters and circumstances are described; a chorus, which uses the voice of an onlooker to describe events or indicate the proper emotional response to what has just happened; or a coda, which falls at the end of a narrative and makes concluding remarks.

A website which simplifies this and provides examples is:


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