Narrative vs Dialogue - What's the difference?
As an adjective narrative
is telling a story.
As a noun narrative
is the systematic recitation of an event or series of events.
As a verb dialogue is
Telling a story.
Overly talkative; garrulous.
* (and other bibliographic details) (Alexander Pope)
Of or relating to narration.
- But wise through time, and narrative with age.
- the narrative thrust of a film
The systematic recitation of an event or series of events.
That which is narrated.
A representation of an event or story.
* (US and computing) dialog
A conversation or other form of discourse between two or more individuals.
* 2013 , Paul Harris, Lance Armstrong faces multi-million dollar legal challenges after confession'' (in ''The Guardian , 19 January 2013)[http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2013/jan/19/lance-armstrong-legal-challenges-confession]
- Bill and Melinda maintained a dialogue via email over the course of their long-distance relationship.
In a dramatic or literary presentation, the verbal parts of the script or text; the verbalizations of the actors or characters.
- The hours of dialogue with Winfrey, which culminated in a choked-up moment on Friday night as he discussed the impact of his cheating on his family, appear to have failed to give Armstrong the redemption that he craves.
A literary form, where the presentation resembles a conversation.
- The movie had great special effects, but the dialogue was lackluster.
(computing) A dialogue box.
- A literary historian, she specialized in the dialogues of ancient Greek philosophers.
- Once the My Computer dialogue opens, select Local Disk (C:), then right click and scroll down.
( conversation or other form of discourse between two or more individuals)
* modal dialogue
(informal, business) To discuss or negotiate so that all parties can reach an understanding.
(obsolete) To take part in a dialogue; to dialogize.
- Pearson wanted to dialogue with his overseas counterparts about the new reporting requirements.