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Narrative

 

the text of an epic work with the exception of passages of direct speech; the part of the text recounting events and providing descriptions and commentary. The type of narrative depends on who observes the events and who evaluates them: the author, a narrator, or one of the characters. A narrative may be objective, without authorial commentary, as in Chekhov’s works of the 1890’s. In a subjective narrative, the author expresses his own emotions and judgments; an example is L. N. Tolstoy’s manner in the 1890’s, the period of Resurrection. Modern literature no longer has precise boundaries between these types and components of narrative.

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I am not permitted to improve--I am condemned to narrate.
As any references to that most important undertaking demands a separate chapter, we may devote the few lines which remain at the close of this, to narrate, with great brevity, the history of the antiquarian discovery.
He had been a pioneer in California, and could narrate many a strange tale of fortunes made and fortunes lost in those wild, halcyon days.
Eisenberg, who previously lent his voice to the computer-animated film "Rio," will narrate "Colin Fischer," a young adult novel by screenwriters Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz, Mediabistro's GalleyCat blog (http://www.
SPOOKY STROLL Paddy Burton of Jack Drum Arts takes on the role of the Devil to narrate a wicked evening''s Halloween entertainment in Hamsterley Forest.
Long ago, Anurag had met SRK to narrate a film and came back home disappointed.
Entrants can choose an extract to narrate from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, and Little Red Riding Hood by the Brothers Grimm.
Muslim preacher Amro Khaled declined his nomination to narrate the upcoming Egyptian film about the life of the holy Virgin Mary.
The exhibition also includes a collection of old gifts that narrate the truth of such legends, in addition to a section allocated for the Jewel of Muscat; the Arabian ship, which was built after a ship in the 9th century that sailed by Captain Saleh al Jabri and his crew to Singapore earlier this year.
South Indian star Pawan Kalyan will narrate the Telugu and Malayalam versions, while other well known actors will narrate the English and Hindi versions, the filmmakers said.
Every story you narrate shows how much you have suffered.
Ryan Sparkes and the Full Cast family narrate, accompanied by original music.