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What is Anecdote?

Posted by Memahami Teks Bahasa Inggris on 31 December 2007

Anecdote Text

Definition and Social Function of Anecdote
Anecdote is a text which retells funny and unusual incidents in fact or imagination. Its purpose is to entertain the readers.

Generic Structure of Anecdote
1. Abstract
2. Orientation
3. Crisis
4. Reaction
5. Coda

Language Feature of Anecdote
1. Using exclamation words; it's awful!, it's wonderful!, etc
2. Using imperative; listen to this
3. Using rhetoric question; do you know what?
4. Using action verb; go, write, etc
5. Using conjunction of time; then, afterward
6. Using simple past tense

Blog, Updated at: 12/31/2007 08:30:00 PM


  1. what is the difference between anecdote and spoof? some time anecdote contain funny story/ twist

  2. Anecdote is quite big different from spoof in term of text types. Am I right admin?

  3. ewan koh...


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