Anecdote is a text which retells funny and unusual incidents in fact or imagination. Its purpose is to entertain the readers.
2. Generic Structure of Anecdote
3. Language Feature of Anecdote
- Using exclamation words; it's awful!, it's wonderful!, etc
- Using imperative; listen to this
- Using rhetoric question; do you know what?
- Using action verb; go, write, etc
- Using conjunction of time; then, afterward
- Using simple past tense
4. Examples and structures of the text
Snake in the Bath
How would you like to find a snake in your bath? A nasty one too!
We had just moved into a new house, which had been empty for so long that everything was in a terrible mess. Anna and I decided we would clean the bath first, so we set to, and turned on the tap.
Suddenly to my horror, a snake’s head appeared in the plug-hole. Then out slithered the rest of his long thin body. He twisted and turned on the slippery bottom of the bath, spitting and hissing at us.
For an instant I stood there quite paralysed. Then I yelled for my husband, who luckily came running and killed the snake with the handle of a broom. Anna, who was only three at the time, was quite interested in the whole business. Indeed I had to pull her out of the way or she’d probably have leant over the bath to get a better look!
Ever since then I’ve always put the plug in firmly before running the bath water.