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Example of Narrative Text; The Smartest Parrot

Posted by Memahami Teks Bahasa Inggris on 11 December 2008

Once upon time, a man had a wonderful parrot. There was no other parrot like it. The parrot could say every word, except one word. The parrot would not say the name of the place where it was born. The name of the place was Catano.
The man felt excited having the smartest parrot but he could not understand why the parrot would not say Catano. The man tried to teach the bird to say Catano however the bird kept not saying the word.
At the first, the man was very nice to the bird but then he got very angry. “You stupid bird!” pointed the man to the parrot. “Why can’t you say the word? Say Catano! Or I will kill you” the man said angrily. Although he tried hard to teach, the parrot would not say it. Then the man got so angry and shouted to the bird over and over; “Say Catano or I’ll kill you”. The bird kept not to say the word of Catano.
One day, after he had been trying so many times to make the bird say Catano, the man really got very angry. He could not bear it. He picked the parrot and threw it into the chicken house. There were four old chickens for next dinner “You are as stupid as the chickens. Just stay with them” Said the man angrily. Then he continued to humble; “You know, I will cut the chicken for my meal. Next it will be your turn, I will eat you too, stupid parrot”. After that he left the chicken house.
The next day, the man came back to the chicken house. He opened the door and was very surprised. He could not believe what he saw at the chicken house. There were three death chickens on the floor. At the moment, the parrot was standing proudly and screaming at the last old chicken; “Say Catano or I’ll kill you”.
Notes on Narrative Text
It is important to know that the social function of the narrative text is to inform and entertain. Narrative text will tell the story with amusing way. It provides an esthetic literary experience to the reader. Narrative text is written based on life experience. In literary term, experience is what we do, feel, hear, read, even what we dream.
Narrative text is organized focusing at character oriented. It is build using descriptive familiar language and dialogue. There are some genres of literary text which fit to be classified as the narrative text. Some of them are:
  • Folktales, it includes fables, legend, myth, or realistic tales
  • Mysteries, fantasy, science or realistic fiction
Commonly, narrative text is organized by the story of grammar. It will be beginning, middle and end of the story. To build this story grammar, narrative text need plot. This plot will determine the quality of the story. Plot is a series of episodes which holds the reader’ attention while they are reading the story.
Conflict is the main important element of the plot. This conflict among the characters will drive the story progress. In this conflict, readers will be shown how the characters face the problem and how they have ability to handle that problem
Analysis the Generic Structure
Orientation: It sets the scene and introduces the participants/characters. In that parrot story, the first paragraph is the orientation where reader finds time and place set up and also the participant as the background of the story. A man and his parrot took place once time.
Complication: It explores the conflict in the story. It will show the crisis, rising crisis and climax of the story. In the parrot story, paragraph 2, 3, 4 are describing the complication. Readers will find that the man face a problem of why the parrot can not say Catano. To fix this problem, the man attempted to teach the bird. How hard he tried to teach the bird is the excitement element of the complication.
Resolution: It shows the situation which the problems have been resolved. It must be our note that “resolved” means accomplished whether succeed or fail. In the last paragraph of the smartest parrot story, readers see the problem is finished. The parrot could talk the word which the man wanted. The parrot said the word with higher degree than the man taught the word to it. That was the smartest parrot.

Blog, Updated at: 12/11/2008 10:27:00 AM

51 comments:

  1. contoh narrative text yang bagus, thanks

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  2. bapak" a jahat bgd sampe" peliharaan a jd gtu hahaa
    klo ngajarin yg bener pak......

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  3. that story was awsome

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  4. pernah muncul di try outku loh cerita ini

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  5. thanks bro..tak comot..

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  6. I like this example of narrative text very much. The story is twisting and shocking in the end. However.... with the unpredictable shocking ending, isn't this example of narrative text labeled as spoof text?
    Sorry it is just my opinion.... thank for this great blog

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  7. thank you for the "smartest parrot" text :)

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    1. what an interesting narrative!

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    2. What the interesting thing is not the narrative its self but what we can get from that story

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  8. hehehe this smartest parrot is the great example of narrative text. lucu dan mengejutkan

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  9. the parrot is not the greatest, it's just a bird. the great is this example of narrative text and the greatest is the writer I think

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  10. Ringkasan text narrative( social function, generic structure dan dominant language features)
    Narrative To amuse, entertain, and to deal with actual or vicarious experiences in different ways. (Untuk menghibur pembaca melalui cerita).
    a. Orientation: Sets the scene and introduces the participants. (Memperkenalkan tokoh dan setting).
    b. Complication : A crisis arises (Munculnya masalah).
    c. Resolution : the crisis is resolved (Terselesainya masalah).
    d. Evaluation : A stepping back to evaluate the plight. (Melangkah ke belakang untuk memikirkan nilai / makna sebuah peristiwa, bisa ada dan tidak)
    e. Reorientation : Optional (Bisa ada / atau tidak ada fungsinya menyimpulkan isi cerita )
    a. Focus on specific usually individualized participants. (Fokus pada tokoh – tokoh tertentu secara individu).
    b. The use of Simple Past (Penggunaan Tenses Masa Lampau)
    c. The use of temporal conjunction (Penggunaan kata penghubung yang menunjukkan waktu ex : After, before, when dll).
    d. The use of noun phrases (Penggunaan frasa kata benda yang kaya dengan adjective misalnya : long black hair, two red apples.

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  11. Contoh text narrative yg tidak cerita ada gk, semacam pengalaman pribadi yang ditulis dalam text narrative

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  12. @^ itu mah bkn narrative, tp recount :D

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  13. setuju, contoh narrative text ini mirip dengan recount text

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  14. @anonymous, Narrative text, in some way,is similar to recount text. Both will depict series of event. What make different between narrative and recount is conflict based-plot. I have make a short note about that in building narrative with complication. In short, if the story includes describing the conflict between protagonist and antagonist ( both are the participants in narrative stories, then it looks more to be a narrative than recount text.
    I have read that there are some kind of conflict. It can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conflict_%28narrative%29. It make a note that Conflict is a necessary element of fictional literature. It is defined as the problem in any piece of literature and is often classified according to the nature of the protagonist or antagonist.
    Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch, literary critic and author, was first to classify plots as seven basic conflicts: Man against Man, Man against Nature, Man against Himself, Man against God, Man against Society, Man caught in the Middle.
    The example of narrative text about the smartest parrot show how hard he tries to teach the parrot to say like what he wants. That is the complication situation which he has to overcome. From that complication, I tend to say the text seem to be categorized as narrative text.

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  15. @ Cici, thank for visiting this Understanding types of text. It's nice to hear visitor's comment that can help learning English especially text genres

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  16. "whaaa... mksiih bgtd y narrative text.a b'gunna bgt bwt aqq" diitha

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  17. 'nicest story, , thanks bgt ywh...
    'critanya ngejutin nd pastiny bguust bgtd...

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  18. @Anonym, nice to hear that this example of narrative text is interesting and can help you to understand what narrative text is. Thanks for visiting understanding types of text

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  19. i like it,, i can use it in my demo tomorrow

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  20. i like this example of narrative text "the smartest parrot" is very good. Can you give more example?

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  21. @ All, Thank for coming, There is another good sample of narrative text such as Contoh / Example of Narrative Text in the "Legend of Tangkuban Perahu. It has clear resolution phase for that story. "She was very angry and kicked the boat. It felt over and became the mountain of Tangkuban Perahu Bandung"
    Masih kurang? Lihat Contoh / Example of Narrative Text Lainnya

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  22. This "example of narrative text - the smartest parrot" is really great, but It seems that the last paragraph as the resolution of the conflict in this story is like a twist. Twist is the unpredictable ending plot in spoof text. So Isn't it belong to spoof text?

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  23. Wow!!! As an example, this story is quite good. But i don't like the end....is a bit agressive!!!

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  24. seeeepppppp
    bedennceessss
    tapi ujung e tuh tag nyambong
    kayak ade yang teputos gituk lah
    sambong gik lah
    buat tugas q nuieez
    tahnkzzz

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  25. I think the smartest parrot is a good example of narrative text but I have problems trying to identify the language features in the text.

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  26. cant understand the filipino translation. .waaaaahhhh. .magulo

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  27. wah, lengkap nich narative text nya...
    thankz ya...

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  28. The narrative posts almost cover all of the narrative types;
    A. fable
    B. myths
    C. legend
    D. fairytale
    E. science fiction story
    F. short stories
    G. parables
    H. and other types of narrative
    However these sample is just narrative preview sample, and encourage you to make your own narrative text.
    Thanks for your coming

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  29. lebih enak lagi kalau ada contoh pertanyaan setelah text, jadi bisa melatih siswa untuk membuat kalimat dari pertanyaan. thx anyway

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  30. some mistakes eg 'death' chapter 5 sentence 5 should be 'dead'

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  31. bad guy with a bad pet

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  32. Personally, I like this story of narrative very much. This narrative sample is very entertaining as well attracting and giving certain moral value lesson. This example of narrative text can stimulate us to read more what is narrative and how this kind of text is organized. at last then we will get better understanding on narrative texts

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  33. I can't speak english well . teach me.

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  34. in my opinion, English is just a matter of custom. When we are accustomed with this English, speaking, listening, reading and writing, then we have been in the first crucial step in mastering English. So the easiest way to learning English is just how we can be close with the English anytime

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  35. gooder admin :)

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  36. trttrrrterima kasih ceritanya :)

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  37. makasih admin ceritanya,
    saya ijin copas untuk tugas bahasa inggris,


    Gusde

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  38. For this text seems a bit of a joke that I know of a bird and its owner. This pretty well because the bird does what he has taught his owner.

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  39. BAGUS JUDGA GUE MINTA IZIN COPAS UNTUK TUGAS BAHASA INGGRIS THANKS..

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  40. tugas bahasa inggris kelar deh

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  41. Thanks, berguna bgt... ^^

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  42. Example of Narrative Text, kumpulan-contoh-narrative-text-lengkap....
    Example of Narrative Text. Narrative Text - this is the full example of narrative text in this blog, aND THIS is example of descriptive text
    Borobudur is well-known all over the world. Its construction is influenced by the Gupta architecture of India. The temple is constructed on a hill 46 m high and ...

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  43. ehm i think these narrative texts can be very useful sourses for students who want to learn English text types. however narratie text should be explained more than just its generic structure; orientation, complication, and resolution. a narrative text should be seen as moral story and narrative element, that is describing a story. if the text fails to describe the events of the story, it is hard called a narratie text. secondly narratie should teach something, a moral lesson, and this the moral lesson is the power of narrative text

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  44. it's real smartest parrot that can do what the man did to it. don't be rude to other include animals
    www.englishstory12.blogspot.com

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  45. I am English. I have amended the errors in the text. Compare this to the original:-
    Once upon time, a man had a wonderful parrot. There was no other parrot like it. The parrot could say every word, except one word. The parrot would not say the name of the place where it was born. The name of the place was Catano.
    The man felt excited having the smartest parrot but he could not understand why the parrot would not say Catano. The man tried to teach the bird to say Catano however the bird kept on not saying the word.
    At the first, the man was very nice to the bird but then he got very angry. “You stupid bird!” said the man to the parrot. “Why can’t you say the word? Say Catano! Or I will kill you” the man said angrily. Although he tried hard to teach it, the parrot would not say it. Then the man got so angry and shouted to the bird over and over; “Say Catano or I’ll kill you”. The bird kept on not saying the word Catano.
    One day, after he had been trying so many times to make the bird say Catano, the man got really angry. He could not bear it. He picked up the parrot and threw it into the chicken house. There were four old chickens ready for his dinner “You are as stupid as the chickens. Just stay with them” Said the man angrily. Then he continued to grumble; “You know, I will cook the chicken for my meal. Next it will be your turn. I will eat you too, you stupid parrot”. After that he left the chicken house.
    The next day, the man came back to the chicken house. He opened the door and was very surprised. He could not believe what he saw at the chicken house. There were three dead chickens on the floor. At the same time, the parrot was standing proudly and screaming at the last old chicken; “Say Catano or I’ll kill you”.

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  46. Thanks for the narratives. It's very helpful for me :)

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  47. mana moral value nya pak

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