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ANECTODE TEXT

BY
ANIYATI PRASETIA RAHMAWATI
Definition

Anecdote Text is one of the English text of


the Narration which retells the events odd
or unusual events both fact and
imagination.
Purpose Communicative
Anecdote Text
Anecdote of the actual sense of the text
above we can conclude the
communicative purpose of Anecdote Text
is recounted events odd or unusual
events to entertain the reader.
Generic Structure Text
Anecdote
1. Abstract
In the Abstract section, usually the author began introducing odd or
unusual occurrences what will stories. There are a number of
Anecdote Abstract Text begins with the use of interrogative
sentence, but not all of Anecdote Abstract Text using interrogative
sentence.
2. Orienation
As in Narrative Text, Text Orientation in Anecdote also tell who,
when, and where the incidence of odd or unusual events occurred.
3. Crisis
This section tells the bizarre incident or unusual events occurred.
The author tells the incident in detail.
4. Reaction / Incident
Last linguistic structure of Anecdote Text is Coda. In the Coda, the
author tells the story of how the subject (actor) solve the problem
and the end of an odd or unusual events such.
Characteristics of linguistic
Anecdote Text
1. Using the past tense (past time), such as: I found it
last night.
2. Using the rhetoric question (rhetorical question),
such as: Do you know what?
3. Using the conjuction of time (the conjunction of
time), such as: then, afterward, etc.
4. Using action verbs (action verb), such as: went,
writed, etc.
5. Using sentece imperative (command line), such as:
listen to this.
6. Using Exclamation sentence (sentence exclamation),
such as: it's awful, it's wonderful, etc.
Sample text
Snake in the Bath

Abstract
How would you like to find a snake in your bath? A nasty one too!
Orientation
We had just moved into a new house, the which had been empty for so long that
everything was in a terrible mess. Anna and I Decided we would clean the bath first, so
we set to, and turned on the tap.
Crisis
Suddenly to my horror, a snake's head Appeared in the plug-hole. Then slithered out
the rest of his long thin body. He twisted and turned on the slippery bottom of the bath,
Hissing and spitting at us.
Reaction / Incident
For an instant I Stood there quite paralysed. Then I yelled for my husband, WHO luckily
Came running and killed the snake with the handle of a broom. Anna, WHO was only
three at the time, was quite interested in the whole business. Indeed I had to pull her
out of the way or she'd probably have leant over the bath to get a better look!
Coda
Ever since then I've always put the plug in firmly before running the bath water.