A narrative discourse is a discourse that is an account of events, usually in the past, that employs verbs of speech, motion, and action to describe a series of events that are contingent one on another, and that typically focuses on one or more performers of actions.
- Stories about real or imagined ancestors, often containing supernatural elements
- Stories or accounts about the social and political history of the world and its contacts with the rest of the world
- Stories explaining origins, natural phenomena, or social and religious customs, often involving the supernatural
- Accounts of significant events in the life of the narrator or the community