account of a series of related events or experiences in oral or written form

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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  1. "Plot - Examples and Definition of Plot". 3 November 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  2. "narrative". Oxford University Press. n.d. Archived from the original on 3 September 2016. Retrieved 3 October 2014.