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This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. January United States[ edit ] In American televisionthere are several examples of series that make use of nonlinear narrative in different forms and for different purposes.
Even though it is often found in dramasome comedy shows use nonlinear narrative too, such as Arrested Development and How I Met Your Mother.
This kind of narrative is used in several ways. Some series only have certain nonlinear episodes, such as Penny Dreadful and The Leftovers. Others use nonlinear storylines throughout the whole series, such as Lost and Arrow.
Other series use nonlinear narrative in the beginning of a season and then explore the past until they meet, such as Damages and Bloodline.
The future or past throughout the series[ edit ] There are certain television series that use nonlinear narrative to explore the past - or future - of one or various characters throughout its whole run. As a narrative hook[ edit ] Some television series use nonlinear narrative in the beginning of a season as a narrative hookshowing an intense or shocking event, and then extensively explore the past and the reasons that lead that event to happen.
A notable example is the AMC drama series Breaking Badwhich in the beginning of its final season showed a neglected and lonesome Walter White Bryan Cranston and then explored what had happened to him.
Throughout the season, each episode shows events both in the past, present, and future that lead up to and follow said event.
To mimic human memory[ edit ] Another reason why a television series uses nonlinear narrative is to better portray the way human memory recalls events. In its first seasonthe HBO anthology series True Detective used nonlinear narrative depicting the events that the main characters described and in the way they remembered them.
However, by using unreliable narratorsthis show emphasizes how differently two people recall the same events. Even though it is not common, some comedy also shows use nonlinear narrative. An example is the sitcom Arrested Development which, in its fourth seasonmade heavy use of nonlinear narrative, devoting each episode to explore the story of each of its characters separately.
Japan[ edit ] Japanese anime series sometimes present their plot in nonlinear order. In The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiyafor example, the episodes were deliberately aired in non-chronological order. A more nonlinear example is Baccano! Other examples include Durarara!!In the 15th century a poetic form of multiple authorship displaced the tanka as the preferred medium of the leading poets.
Renga (linked verse) had begun as the composition of a single tanka by two people and was a popular pastime even in remote rural areas.
One person would compose the first three. JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources. Storytelling enriches the lives of those listening, is a great form of entertainment, and appeals to audiences of all ages.
Sometimes whole histories of . Nov 01, · Native American literature use literary conventions in the root of myth and symbolic examples in storytelling.
The book “Native American Literature: A Brief Introduction and Anthology” gives good insight into the Native American ways of life and how storytelling is a part.
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Kamishibai: Lessons in visual storytelling from Japan October 31, Kamishibai is a form of visual and participatory storytelling that combines the use of hand drawn visuals with the engaging narration of a live presenter.