Narrative is the recounting of a succession of events.
Many narratives are fictional,
including epics and novels, but narrative can include
nonfiction such as history and autobiography. Narratives
needn't be in prose: epics, for
instance, are narrative verse.
Narratives are not always told in sequence. Many stories start
in medias res, and jump
From the Guide to Literary Terms by Jack Lynch.
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