Pengertian dan Contoh Anecdote

Kali ini kita membahas tentang pengertian, general structure, features (kebahasaan) dari Anecdote Text.

Anecdote adalah teks yang menceritakan kembali kisah lucu dan peristiwa yang tidak biasa baik itu berupa fakta atau sekedar imajinasi dari pembuat ceritanya. Tujuannya adalah untuk menghibur pembaca.

Anecdote is a text which retells funny and unusual incidents in fact or imagination. Its purpose is to entertain the readers.

General structure of anecdote:
  • Abstract, menceritakan kembali tentang insiden yang tidak biasa
  • Orientation, mengenalkan latar dan tokoh
  • Crisis, memberikan detil tentang peristiwa yang diceritakan
  • Incident, reaksi dari crisis
  • Coda, evaluasi dari peristiwa yang diceritakan (tambahan)

Features of Anecdote (Kebahasaan):
  • Menggunakan exclamation words, seperti it’s awful, that’s great, dsb.
  • Menggunakan imperative, seperti listen to, dsb.
  • Menggunakan rhetorical question.
  • Menggunakan action verb.
  • Menggunakan saying verb dan direct speeches.
  • Menggunakan conjunction of time, seperti then, afterward, while, dsb.
  • Menggunakan simple past tense.

Contoh Anecdote Text:


I am from a big family. I have two aunts and one uncle whose houses are so far from mine. I am the oldest child and have three brothers and one sister. I make many friends and love them very much. Everyday, after school, as village children, we gather together in our village’s playing field. In there, we can play football, play kites, play the “go back through the door” game, marbles game, and some other village children’s games. We are very closed friends.

One day, Thinky, my cousin, said, “Hi friends, you know that my father is a clever farmer. He had created scarecrow that made the birds never approach our paddy-field anymore. They just watched it from three miles away. They didn’t dare to pick even a grain of rice,” he boasted. “That’s great,” said one of my friends. “That’s nothing,” said Pinky, a big talk friend, too. “My father had created a so big-talk created a so big-dark scarecrow that the birds returned all of rice they had picked some days ago.”

(Inspired by “Enriching Your Vocabulary through Anecdotes”)

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