Media Saran - Contoh Narrative Text Bahasa Inggris Beserta Penjelasannya. Pengertian Narrative Text adalah teks yang isinya merupakan cerita atau kisah tentang sesuatu. Contoh narrative text: cerita rakyat (folktale), cerita binatang (fable), Legenda (legend), cerita pendek (short story), dan sejenisnya. Di dalamnya terdapat konflik/puncak masalah yang diikuti dengan penyelesaian. Fungsi utama teks ini adalah untuk berkisah atau menghibur pembaca.
Ciri-ciri narrative text:
- Orientation: berisi pengenalan tokoh, tempat dan waktu terjadinya cerita (siapa atau apa, kapan dan dimana)
- Complication: Berisi puncak konflik/masalah dalam cerita. Sebuah cerita boleh memiliki complication lebih dari satu.
- Resolution: Pemecahan masalah. Bisa berakhir dengan kegembiraan (happy ending) bisa pula berakhir dengan kesedihan (sad ending).
Terkadang juga susunannya (generic structure): Orientation, Complication, Evaluation, Resolution dan Reorientation. Untuk “Evaluation” dan “Reorientation” merupakan optional; bisa ada bisa tidak. Evaluation berisi penilaian/evaluasi terhadap jalannya cerita atau konflik. Sedangkan Reorientation berisi penyimpulan isi akhir cerita.
Contoh Narrative Text Bahasa Inggris :
The Legend Of Rawa Pening
once upon a time, there was a little poor boy came into a little village. he was very hungry and weak. he knocked at every door and asked for some food, but nobody cared about him. nobody wanted to help the little boy. finally, a generous woman helped him. she gave him shelter and a meal. when the boy wanted to leave, this old woman gave him a “lesung”, a big wooden mortar for pounding rice. she reminded him, “please remember, if there is a flood you must save yourself. use this “lesung” as a boat”. the “lesung” was happy and thanked the old woman. the little boy continued his journey. while he was passing through the village, he saw many people gathering on the field. the boy came closer and saw a stick stuck in the ground. people challenged each other to pull out that stick. everybody tried, but nobody succeeded. “can i try ?” asked the little boy. the crowd laughed mockingly. the boy wanted to try his luck so he stepped forward and pulled out the stick. he could do it very easily. everybody was dumbfounded. suddenly, from the hole left by stick, water spouted out. it did not stop until it flooded the village. and no one was saved from the water except the little boy and the generous old woman who gave him shelter and meal. as she told him, he used the “lesung” as a boat and picked up the old woman. the whole village became a huge lake. it is now known as rawa pening lake in salatiga, central java, indonesia.
The Smartest Parrot
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”
king of the jungle
one day a tiger saw a fox walking alone. then, he intended to attack the fox. when tiger jumped on fox, fox cried out, how dare you attack the king of the jungle ? tiger looked at him in amazement. nonsense ! you are not king ! certainly i am, replied the fox. all the animals run from me in terror ! if you want proof, come with me. fox went into the forest with tiger in heels. when they came to a herd of deer, the deer saw tiger behind the fox and ran in all direction. they came to a group of monkey, the monkey saw the tiger behind fox and they fled. fox looked to tiger and said, do you need more proof than that ? see how the animals flee at the first sight of me ? i am surprised, but ive seen it with my own eyes. forgive me attacking you, great king. tiger bowed low with great ceremony, he let the fox go.