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    narration vs parable

    Hi,

    Could you tell me what is the difference between them?

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    Re: narration vs parable

    Have you looked both up in a dictionary? What do you understand each of them to mean and what difference can you see?

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    Re: narration vs parable

    what i can all are a story or short story

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    Re: narration vs parable

    Quote Originally Posted by fedail View Post
    what i can all are a story or short story
    I'm sorry, your reply doesn't make any sense. Please rephrase your answer and also:

    - Start a sentence with a capital letter.
    - End a sentence with a punctuation mark.
    - Capitalise the word "I" (first person singular).

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    Re: narration vs parable

    Thanks for your advice.

    What I can see that all are a story or a short story. It means, When you want to tell a story.

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    Re: narration vs parable

    Quote Originally Posted by fedail View Post
    Thanks for your advice.

    What I can see that all are a story or a short story. It means, When you want to tell a story.
    Look at this definition of parable:parable - definition of parable by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

    There is something very specific in that definition which you won't find in a word which just describes any short story. Can you see what the important part of that definition is?

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    Re: narration vs parable

    it means that parable a story that have religion stamp

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    Quote Originally Posted by fedail View Post
    It means that a parable is a story that have has a religion religious stampmessage.
    A parable is a story which has a moral or religious message. That differentiates it from a simple short story. Please go back and read the advice I gave in post #4 regarding capital letters and punctuation. You need to get into the habit of using them in written English.

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    Re: narration vs parable

    Also, 'narration' as a word does not necessarily mean a story. A story is a narrative. Narration is the telling of a story. You narrate a story, and that action is called narration (as in 2, 3 below). Some people also call a narrative a narration (as in 1), but I prefer to maintain the distinction.

    nar·ra·tion

       [na-rey-shuhn] Show IPA

    noun1.something narrated; an account, story, or narrative.

    2.the act or process of narrating.

    3.a recital of events, especially in chronological order, as thestory narrated in a poem or the exposition in a drama.

    4.Rhetoric . (in classical speech) the third part, the expositionof the question.


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    Re: narration vs parable

    Thanks It is clear now. And thanks for your correction advice.

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