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Narration is when a person tells a story.

"There are two types of narration: One is simple narrative and the other is narrative with plot" (Holman 300).

"The purpose of narration is to interest, entertain, and it may be used to instuct and inform" (Holman 300).

Work Cited

Holman, Hugh C. A Handbook To Literature. New York: The Odyssey Press, 1936.