Hello!!! You are here!! How are you?

Well I think you are in a great condition…

What’s our lesson now? Yes, you’ll learn about narrative text. By the way, do you know what narrative text is??

Before I tell you the definition of narrative text, I want to ask you first.

Have you ever heard the story of Cinderella, Malin Kundang, Snow White, or maybe Kancil Nyolong Timun??

Perhaps your father told you those stories when you were child. You also read those stories in a story book.

Those stories are interesting. You like to read those stories to entertain yourself. You feel curios and want to know what happen to your favorite character in the end of the story. You like the character, the conflict, and the plot of the story. Besides, you can get moral values from those stories. Although you know that the story does not really happen in our real life, you still like it.

Well, those stories belong to NARRATIVE TEXT. I think you know what narrative text is.

Narrative text has a social function. The social function is to entertain or amuse the reader or listener.

Below is the example of narrative text.

Have you read the story? It tells about Snow White. However, the story is different with the story you have known. The conflict is very simple, but you are still entertained, right?

Now, we’ll discuss about the generic structure of narrative text. Commonly, there are three parts of text in narrative. Those are ORIENTATION, COMPLICATION, and RESOLUTION. However some narrative stories have a COD


             It tells the audience about who is in the story, when the story is taking place and where  the action is happening.
             It sets off a chain of events that influence what will happen in the story.
             The characters finally sort out the complication.
  • CODA

It contains moral values.

Here the generic structure of Snow White

After we discuss about the definition, social function, and generic structure of narrative, now you will learn about language features of narrative.


  • Past tense (killed, drunk,etc)
  • Adverb of time (Once upun a time, one day, etc)
  • Time conjunction (when, then, suddenly, etc)
  • Specific character. The character of the story is specific, not general. (Cinderella, Snow White, Alibaba, etc)
  • Action verbs. A verb that shows an action. (killed, dug, walked, etc)
  • Direct speech. It is to make the story lively. (Snow White said,”My name is Snow White). The direct speech uses present tense.

Well, you have known about the definition, social function, generic structure, and language structures of narrative. Do you understand?? Do my explanation answer your question? If you don’t understand the material, you can ask me in our meeting or send me e-mail (devaniqua_pika@yahoo.co.id).

You can go to the reading, writing, listening, and speaking page to check your understanding..

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34 responses »

  1. key berkata:

    kakanya izin copy buat tugas ya 😀

  2. stefani berkata:

    good 🙂 this is the true information

  3. safa mahar dewi berkata:

    Bagus deh …
    izin copas ya kaka …… 😀

  4. siskameilani berkata:

    izin buat tugas ya kak 🙂

  5. Cabell berkata:

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  6. Dinda berkata:

    kakaq aku punya tugas niii, tau nggak pengerertian generic structures dari narrative text di bantuu donkk

  7. retno berkata:

    wah menarik sekali kaka blognya, numpang copas yak buat bikin pe-er 😀

  8. Iffa Shafiqah berkata:


  9. Samuel Lembono berkata:

    kakak ad tugas tentang
    1.Find A Picture
    2.Retel in simple past
    3.Find A picture
    4.Retell in passive
    5.Narrative&Explanation text
    6.make@10questions based on the text
    7.translate into indonesian
    8.the title may not be d’same

  10. melati berkata:

    ijin copas buat tugas ya ^^

  11. evi simarmata berkata:

    aku minta donk generic structure princess aurora

  12. Bayu Aditya De berkata:

    How great explaination it is! Can I use this for my assignment’s reference? Thanks in advance.

  13. nanassegar berkata:

    thanks ,,it is so helpful for my assignment,,:)

  14. Setyo Prasiyanto Cahono berkata:

    Ijin kopo contoh generic structure ya mbak

  15. Narrative is enjoyable to read and study

  16. ariana grande berkata:

    i like this blog…because this blog make my assignment complete

  17. […] the generic structure and the language features. It’s important element in the narrative text. Then, notice the grammatically, a good text is […]

  18. rizki berkata:

    kaka kok gx ada moral valeunya?

  19. hidayat berkata:


  20. Siti Lutfiyah berkata:

    wahh bermanfaat bngatt ..

  21. wenti kartika berkata:

    saya mau nanya mbak, generic structuredi narrative text bukannya ada 5 ya, orientation, evaluation, complication, resolution, and re-orientation.
    mohon penjelasannya mbak ?

    • adeulfayani berkata:

      setau saya generic structure narrative biasanya orientation complication resolution dan coda. Menurut buku Text Type.. re-orientation termasuk dalam recount text. Kalo evaluation bukan trmsk generic structure. mgkn bisa buat tambahan, ada sumbernya?

  22. Syauqi berkata:

    wow 😀

  23. Yusuf berkata:

    Ka aku ijin Ambil untuk Tugas ya 🙂 boleh kan ?

  24. Jihan Alfiyya berkata:

    ka izin copy buat tugas:)

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