Narrative A narrative is a literary term for the events that make up a story. It is the way the events connect and make up the plot of a story or book. A narrative reports connected events, presented to the person reading or listener in a sequence of written or spoken words.  A common term for narrative is plot. The study on structure in narratives is called narratology. References[change | change source] The Simple English Wiktionary has a definition for: narrative. ↑ "Plot - Examples and Definition of Plot". 3 November 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2016. ↑ "narrative". Oxford University Press. ND. Retrieved 3 October 2014. Check date values in: |date= (help) This short article about literature can be made longer. You can help Wikipedia by adding to it. Retrieved from "https://simple.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Narrative&oldid=7114389"