عنوان مقاله [English]
Every wide-scope and progressive phenomenon is naturally provided with a simple narrative structure in which the components move from A to B, and from B to C, as if a seed grows to be a tree. In fact the narrative structure takes form trough transformations applied to the corpus by the author/narrator in order to be analyzed in their temporal sequences.
This article, through analyzing the temporal dimensions of narrative, lays emphasis on the time of narration as well as the time-span in which the story is narrated. As to the former, the article deals with the linear time, sensual time and time of narration; concerning the latter, the paper pays attention to the opsis, story development, précis, ellipsis, and historie ethique. Finally all the topics discussed are supported with the examples of modern novels, and at the end of each section the related anecdotes of mathnavi are presented and analyzed