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 Robleto structure’s distinguishing feature, enhances a digital production that has the intent of inciting the viewers to action.

Instructional applications:

The strong impact felt when coming in contact with a personal story told using the Robleto narrative structure may encourage or enhance strong responses in turn. In the classroom this style can facilitate discussions about personal histories or the impact of persuasive speech. For example:

  • Recognition of how to engender or understand a take-action response to a speech or story
  • Political uses, impact, and ethics
  • Exploration of one’s own roots and telling one’s own story
  • After viewing Dr. Robleto’s story, considering life changes in one’s past or alternative future directions in life
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...