account of a series of related events or experiences

A narrative is a literary term for the events that make up a story. It is the way the events connect and make up the plot of a story or book.[1]

A narrative reports connected events, presented to the person reading or listener in a sequence of written or spoken words. [2]

A common term for narrative is plot. The study on structure in narratives is called narratology.


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  2. "narrative". Oxford University Press. ND. Retrieved 3 October 2014. Check date values in: |date= (help)