La narrazione come testo affine
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A narrative text (narration) is traditionally explained in two main alternative ways. First explanation: we have a narration when a text is structured in relation to time. The narrative text is a story, the facts are reported in a sequence. In this sense, the narration is the opposite of the description, which is essentially static. Second explanation, we have a narration when a text is structured in relation to reality. In this second perspective the narrative text is a representation, ranging from concrete factual descriptions (reports) to unreal fantasy (tales). A third alternative is argued in this essay: a narration – as it can be intuitively perceived – is a text inducing affinity (empathy) between the text and the producers (sender/receiver). This means that all the communicative devices (grammar, rhetoric, prosody, pragmatics etc.) attract the producers inside the plot and lead them to an identification with the characters and the situations.