Robleto Example

The video below, I Am a Farmer Who Became a Doctor, was created to demonstrate the Robleto story-type, using Dr. Robleto's own story. The story centers around the repetition of the central idea. Watch the video and consider how it fits the story pattern below.

1. Line of Repetition

"I am a farmer who became a doctor."

2. Introduction

Dr. Robleto tells how his family has always lived in that area of Nicaragua and farmed.

3. Climax

Dr. Robleto's father wants him to be a doctor and teaches him nothing about farming.

4. Journey

Now a doctor, Dr. Robleto goes to see a farm and buys it. He is later given his first calf.

5. Close

Dr. Robleto reflects on the journey he has taken and his passion for his farm.

Stages

Line of Repetition
The story opens with a statement that is repeated throughout the story. This trademark characteristic is usually short, powerful or poignant, and simply structured grammatically. The repeated phrase or sentence grounds the story and emphasizes the...
Example

The video below, I Am a Farmer Who Became a Doctor, was created to demonstrate the Robleto story-type, using Dr. Robleto's own story. The story centers around the repetition of the central idea. Watch the video and consider how it fits the story pattern below...

Learning Applications

When to apply this structure:
The Robleto structure should be considered for stories where either dramatic or comedic emphasis is a desirable outcome. This structure is particularly helpful when preparing a persuasive, inspiring, or encouraging story. The Line of Repetition, the...