Pada tingkat SMP ataupun SMA, materi Narrative Text terus dipelajari. Karena materi ini merupakan materi yang penting, kelak akan berguna jika Anda sudah menempuh dunia yang lebih hebat, seperti dunia kerja. Pelajaran ini tidak akan pernah lepas dari 2 pendidikan tersebut. Biasanya, siswa akan disuruh untuk menceritakan kembali secara lisan di depan kelas Narrative Text ini.
Narrative Text adalah sebuah teks yang isinya menceritakan kisah masa lampau. Tujuan Narrative Text adalah untuk menghibur pendengar atau pembaca tentang suatu kisah atau cerita masa lampau yang berkaitan dengan pengalaman nyata, khayalan atau peristiwa-peristiwa yang terdapat permasalahan, namun berakhir dengan penyelesaian.
Mungkin Anda sudah tahu lebih detail mengenai Narrative Text serta generic structurnya, oleh karena itu saya akan share contoh narrative text nya saja langsung berikut ini.
The Purse of Gold
A beggar found a leather purse that someone had dropped in a market place. Opening it, he discovered that it contained 100 pieces of gold. Then he heard a merchant shouted, "A reward! A reaward to the one who find my leather purse!"
Being an honest man, the beggar came forward and handed the purse to the merchant saying, "Here is your purse. Will you keep your word to give a reward now?"\
"Reward?" scoffed the merchant greedily counting the amount of gold. "The purse I dropped had 200 pieces of gold in it. You've already stolen more than the reward I'll give to you.! Go away or I'll tell you to the police."
"I'm an honest man," said the beggar defiantly. "Let's take this matter to the court!" In the court, the judge patiently listened to both sides of the story and said, "I believe you both. Justice is possible! Merchant, you stated that the purse you lost contained 200 pieces of gold. Well, that's a considerable cost. But the purse the beggar found had only 100 pieces of gold. Therefore, it couldn't be the one you lost."
And, with that, the judge gave the purse and all the golds to the beggar.
The Old Woman and The Sparrow
Once upon a time, there lived a kind hearted man and his wife. One morning, his wife found a poor little sparrow. She took it gently and fed it. To show its gratitude, the sparrow stayed with them and sang every morning. But there was an ill-tempered old woman who didn't like the sparrow. She cut the sparrow's tongue. That's why the bird flew away to its previous nest.
Knowing that their sparrow flew away, the kind man and his wife looked for the sparrow. They walked a long way, crossed the bridges, climbed the mountains and passed the woods.
At last, they could find the sparrow's nest. The sparrow welcomed them and provided a feast for them. Before they went home, the sparrow brought two baskets; one was large and looked heavy, and the other one was small and light. The sparrow asked them to choose only one. They chose the small and that was the best choice. There were many rolls of silk and piles of gold in it.
Being jealous, the ill-tempered old woman did the same thing as the kind man and his wife did. She chose the big basket which actually contained wasps and venomous crawlers, such as scorpions, centipedes, and other horrible creatures. Finally, aaathey stung and bit her to death.
The Fairy Tulip
Once upon a time, there was a good old woman who lived in a little house. She had a bed in her beautiful striped tulip garden. One night, she was awakened by the sound of sweet singing and babies laughing. The sounds seemed to come from the tulip bed., but she could see nothing.
On the following night she was again awakened by the sweet singing and the babies' laughing. She arose and walked quietly to the garden. To her surprise, she saw a little fairy mother crooning and rocking athe flower like a cradle. In each cup of the flower lay a little fairy baby playing and laughing.
The old woman walked back to her house, and from that time on she never picked the flowers, nor did she allow her neighbours to touch them.
The Night before My Birthday
One Saturday night I went to bed really early because the next day was my birthday. But that night I couldn’t get to sleep so I decided to go downstairs and have a hot ‘Milo’.
Just when I was about to get out of bed I heard something banging on the window. I slowly walked to the window and opened the curtains. I looked outside and there staring at me was a hairy monster with wings. He was huge.
I opened the window. The monster put his nose down. I think he wanted me to climb on him. So carefully I climbed up. He made this grunting noise and flew away. My heart was pounding really fast. I closed my eyes.
Finally we stopped. I opened my eyes and looked around. There were all these monsters the same as the monster I was on. I jumped off the monster I was on and walked around. Suddenly all the monsters started to gather around me. Then they started singing. Their voices were horrible. I blocked my ears and closed my eyes.