Pertama kali yang harus anda ketahui ketika mempelajari narrative text adalah tujuan; untuk apa anda menulis (writing), membaca (reading), berbicara (speaking), atau mendengarkan (listening) teks naratif. Saya khawatir ketika anda sudah susah payah menulis, karena salah menentukan the purpose of narrative text, tulisan tersebut gagal di depan pembaca.
Macam-macam Narrative Text:
- Cerita rakyat (folk tale)
- Legenda (legend)
- Cerita binatang (fable), dan cerita rekaan lainnya.
Once upon a time, there lived a sparrow with her husband on a tree. She had built a nice nest and laid eggs in it.
One morning, a wild elephant was in search of shade and he arrived at the tree. However, soon he became angry and shook the tree hard. He didn’t find enough shade.Down came all the sparrow eggs and broke one by one. But both parents were saved. The mother sparrow was very sad.
The woodpecker, a friend of hers, offered to help her think of a way to kill the elephant.The woodpecker flew to her friend, the gnat, which in turn went to the wise frog for advice. The frog devised a scheme for killing the elephant.The frog asked the gnat to buzz in the ears of the elephant, so that the elephant would be thrilled to listen to the music of the gnat and close its eyes. Then, he asked the woodpecker to peck the elephant’s eyes out. He himself would be on the edge of a pit and would croak misleading the elephant to think that it was a pond.
The next day at noon the three animals carried out the plan and the elephant was killed when he fell flat into a pit after being blinded by the woodpecker when he closed his eyes in response to the gnat. So the revenge was taken with collective wit of all three animals.
- Once upon a time…
- A long time ago, ….
- One day, ….