Sometimes the poem is a ringing narration
of a fine exploit, like 'How They Brought the Good News'; sometimes it is quieter and more reflective.
Or, if the poet everywhere appears and never conceals himself, then again the imitation is dropped, and his poetry becomes simple narration.
The priest came, having his daughter's ransom in his hands, supplicating the Achaeans, and above all the kings;' and then if, instead of speaking in the person of Chryses, he had continued in his own person, the words would have been, not imitation, but simple narration.
Suppose, I answered, that a just and good man in the course of a narration comes on some saying or action of another good man,-- I should imagine that he will like to personate him, and will not be ashamed of this sort of imitation: he will be most ready to play the part of the good man when he is acting firmly and wisely; in a less degree when he is overtaken by illness or love or drink, or has met with any other disaster.
Then he will adopt a mode of narration such as we have illustrated out of Homer, that is to say, his style will be both imitative and narrative; but there will be very little of the former, and a great deal of the latter.
As I was just now saying, he will attempt to represent the roll of thunder, the noise of wind and hall, or the creaking of wheels, and pulleys, and the various sounds of flutes; pipes, trumpets, and all sorts of instruments: he will bark like a dog, bleat like a sheep, or crow like a cock; his entire art will consist in imitation of voice and gesture, and there will be very little narration.
The construction of a fable involves a minute attention to (1) the narration
itself; (2) the deduction of the moral; and (3) a careful maintenance of the individual characteristics of the fictitious personages introduced into it.
The night having arrived, however, the lady Scheherazade not only put the finishing stroke to the black cat and the rat (the rat was blue) but before she well knew what she was about, found herself deep in the intricacies of a narration, having reference (if I am not altogether mistaken) to a pink horse (with green wings) that went, in a violent manner, by clockwork, and was wound up with an indigo key.
This person went through numerous other and more interesting adventures than those which I related; but the truth is, I felt sleepy on the particular night of their narration, and so was seduced into cutting them short -- a grievous piece of misconduct, for which I only trust that Allah will forgive me.
The virtual narrations
of Gibson, Robbe-Grillet, and Cortazar emerge from the background of a standard impersonal third-person narration
The NETGUI system creates a television-like experience for Web site visitors, employing professional voiceover narrations
coupled with active graphics, VCR-like user controls and high-fidelity sound.
The shifting narration
, the Chinese-box-like narrations
, and the metafictional conflation of fiction and autobiography create a rich collage of voices, perspectives, and stories.
Unlike Bleak House, in which Esther Summerson's first-person account can be neatly placed within a larger, extra- and heterodiegetic whole, the three narrations
of Maps refuse to fall into any epistemological hierarchy.
The service features visually appealing, easy to view maps, as well as pre-recorded, professionally presented narrations
of traffic incidents and their locations.
portray colonial rule as an inevitable and progressive stage in the economic, political and social development of Asian and African countries.