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1 a relating of events usually in the order in which they happened
  • wrote a witty, chatty narrative of all the happenings at the party

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2 a work with imaginary characters and events that is shorter and usually less complex than a novel
  • in such narratives as "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" and "The Purloined Letter," Edgar Allan Poe essentially created the modern detective story

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The first known use of narrative was in the 15th century

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“Narrative.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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