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Day: November 12, 2021

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November 12, 2021

Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post.

Narrative is a tricky word. Originally, I thought that perhaps we had overloaded the term recently, but even the original Latin term carried a number of connotations. Wheelock’s Latin defines narro as “to tell, report, narrate (narration, narrative, narrator).” This makes me wonder how “tell” is different from “report.” Narrate is a retelling of a story, but with specific requirements stemming from the way we report a story.

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