Generic Structure of Narative Text

Sosial Function

Generic Structure


Significant Features

To amuse, entertain and to deal with actual or vicarious experiences in different ways; Narratives deal with problematic events which lead to a crisis or turning point of some kind, which in turn finds a resolution. ORIENTATION

sets the scene and introduces the participants

  • Focus on specific and usually individualized participants
  • Use of material processes
  • Use of relational and mental processes
  • Use of temporal conjunctions and temporal circumstances
  • Use of Past Tense

a stepping back to evaluate the plight


a crisis arises


the crisis is resolved, for better or for worse



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