What is a short narrative with examples of irony and symbolism?
There are many types of narrative. They can be imaginary, factual or a combination of both. These can be subdivided into: historical, biographical, crime/murder mystery, fable, tale, short story, legend, myth, anecdotal etc. Giving examples etc. is a homework question. do your homework for you because you have been set this so that YOU learn how to research and answer questions to prepare you for adult life.
A short story is "an invented prose narrative shorter than a novel usually dealing with a few characters and aiming at unity of effect and often concentrating on the creation of mood rather than plot" (taken from merriam-webster.com). A few examples of short stories are "A Glass of Milk" by Manuel Rojas, "The Piece of String" by Henri-Rene-Albert Guy de Maupassant, and "To Build a Fire" by John Griffith "Jack" London. Hope it helps!
His short stories, noted for their diversity and quality, are characterized by the clarity of their prose and the objective irony of their presentation, as well as their keen evocation of the physical world. To the realist's ideal of scrupulous diction, Maupassant added an economy of language and created a narrative style outstanding in its austere power, simplicity, and vivid sensuousness.
Symbolism is often used in short stories and novels. For example, a dove might be used as symbolism for peace. A rose might symbolize love. The symbolism of the flag is important to some people. also "...and as he came out of battle his hopes were high and the flag raised above his head" the flag symbolises his hope