3 Contoh Narrative Text Bahasa Inggris tentang Binatang Rubah
Narrative text adalah jenis teks yang menceritakan kembali suatu cerita dengan menggunakan bentuk lampau (past tense). Cerita dalam teks naratif bertujuan untuk menghibur pembacanya.
Sementara itu, fable adalah salah satu bentuk teks naratif paling terkenal di seluruh dunia. Fabel adalah cerita pendek yang secara khusus menceritakan tentang kehidupan hewan. Cerita fabel selalu mengandung pesan moral. Untuk membantu pembaca memahami fabel, penulis sering menggunakan majas personifikasi. Dengan majas tersebut, penulis dapat memberikan karakterisasi kepada para hewan agar bisa berbicara dan beraksi.
Salah satu pengarang fabel paling terkenal adalah Aesop. Banyak orang percaya dia hidup di tahun 620 sampai dengan 560 Sebelum Masehi (SM). Sebanyak lebih dari 600 fabel Aesop kini secara turun-temurun diceritakan ke generasi penerus.
Berikut ini tiga contoh fabel Aesop mengenai binatang rubah.
The Fox and the Lion
Once upon a time, a Fox wandered in the woods. He saw a shadow of an animal from the distance. The shadow turned out to be a Lion. When the Fox saw the Lion, he was terribly frightened. He was so scared that he ran away and hid himself in the wood.
The next day, the Fox stopped as a safe distance whenever he came near the Lion. The Fox then watched the Lion pass by.
On the third time the Fox ran into the Lion, the Fox greeted him. They passed the time of the day together. The Fox even asked the Lion about his family. He also wanted to meet the Lion again later. Afterwards, the Fox said good-bye to the Lion and went back to his den without further ado. Because the Fox had already known the Lion well, his fear of him had completely disappeared.
The Fox and the Grapes
On one hot summer’s day, a Fox was strolling through an orchard. There were a bunch of ripe Grapes on a lofty branch.
The Fox thought to himself, “I wish I could drink that Grape juice. I am so thirsty.”
And so he tried to get the Grapes on that lofty branch. He took a swing to jump after walking back a few steps. But, unfortunately, he missed the branch just a little. He tried again, now with counting his jump.
“One… Two… Three… Jump!” he said while jumping.
But, unfortunately, he missed. Again and again he tried but with no greater success. Even if the Grapes were tempting, he had to give up after trying for a while. He walked away with disappointment and said, “I’m sure those Grapes are sour!”
It is easy to hate things that cannot be achieved.
The Fox and the Goat
On an unlucky day, a Fox fell into a deep well. He could not get out from that well. After a short while, a Goat passed by.
He saw the Fox and asked, “What are you doing down there, oh, Curious Fox?”
“Oh, have you not heard?” said the Fox, “there is news saying that there is going be a great drought soon!”
“I have not!” exclaimed the Goat.
“I jumped down here because I want to be sure I have enough water,” said the Fox, “Well then, why don’t you come down, too?”
The Goat thought that it would be a good idea to have water in case of great drought. So he jumped down into the well. Once the Goat was down in the well, the Fox immediately jumped on the Goat’s back. He put his foot on her long horns and was able to jump up to the edge of the well.
The Fox then said good-bye to the Unfortunate Goat. Before vanishing into the deep forest, he said, “Next time, don’t trust the advice of a man in difficulties.”
Baca juga : Contoh Report Text tentang Bunga Lili
Aesop’s Fables by Aesop
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