Anecdote adalah teks yang menceritakan kembali kisah lucu dan peristiwa yang tidak biasa baik itu berupa fakta atau sekadar imajinasi dari pembuat ceritanya. Tujuan dari jenis teks bahasa Inggris ini adalah untuk menghibur pembaca.
Generic Structure of Anecdote
Language Feature of Anecdote
1. Using exclamation words; it's awful!, it's wonderful!, etc
2. Using imperative; listen to this
3. Using rhetoric question; do you know what?
4. Using action verb; go, write, etc
5. Using conjunction of time; then, afterward
6. Using simple past tense
Examples and structures of the text
Snake in the BathAbstract
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 paralyzed. 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 learnt over the bath to get a better look!
Ever since then I’ve always put the plug in firmly before running the bath water.