Other things to be considered in narrative are: Movement, which, unless for special reasons, should be rapid, at least not slow and broken; Suspense; general Interest; and the questions whether or not there are good situations and good minor climaxes, contributing to the interest; and whether or not motivation is good, apart from that which results from character, that is whether events are properly represented as happening in accordance with the law of cause and effect which inexorably governs actual life.
Among kinds of poetry, according to form, the most important are: (1) Narrative, which includes many subordinate forms, such as the Epic.
The effect of a religious profession on the conduct of southern masters is vividly described in the fol- lowing Narrative
, and shown to be any thing but salutary.
You mean, I said, if I understand you aright, that there is one sort of narrative
style which may be employed by a truly good man when he has anything to say, and that another sort will be used by a man of an opposite character and education.
Underneath this glorious scroll came nine and a half columns of narrative
, in which appeared the first, last, and only account of the history of the planet, so far as one observer could draw it, during one long day of its existence.
If he closely imitates the narratives which he has before rendered successful, he is doomed to ``wonder that they please no more.
As the romance is imperfect, we are not acquainted how the discovery takes place; but it is probably much in the same manner as in other narratives turning on the same subject, where the host, apprehensive of death for having trespassed on the respect due to his Sovereign, while incognito, is agreeably surprised by receiving honours and reward.
No fascination has ever been attached to Oriental literature, equal to that produced by Mr Galland's first translation of the Arabian Tales; in which, retaining on the one hand the splendour of Eastern costume, and on the other the wildness of Eastern fiction, he mixed these with just so much ordinary feeling and expression, as rendered them interesting and intelligible, while he abridged the long-winded narratives, curtailed the monotonous reflections, and rejected the endless repetitions of the Arabian original.
It is for this reason that I am compelled to be vague in my narrative
, and I would warn my readers that in any map or diagram which I may give the relation of places to each other may be correct, but the points of the compass are carefully confused, so that in no way can it be taken as an actual guide to the country.
It is said that If there is no narrative
, there is no history.
Various scholars have argued that narrative
health interventions hold great promise for influencing people's health behavior (e.
sense making draws resources from cultural expectations, narrative
conventions, and generic models.