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Transcript of Nonfiction
Still more types of essays...
We're done, right?
A literary work that draws its
information from history or fact,
rather than the imagination
Examines and discusses a focused topic.
Often, the writer's viewpoint is included.
stuff that's not made up
Don't get me wrong, there's
enough opinion and speculation
floating around in nonfiction
works to . . .
sink the Titanic.
Don't believe everything you read.
Provides information about a topic, a person, or an event.
Intended to be read aloud. Presents a topic that may persuade, inform, explain or entertain.
The writer tells the life story of another person.
The Biography could focus on:
Major life events
Role in important events
Influence on others
Types of Essays
Tells a story of actual
events or an individual's
Creates an impression about a person, an object, or an experience by presenting physical details of sight, sounds smell, touch or taste.
Attempts to convince readers to take a specific course of action or adopt
the writer's viewpoint.
Expresses the writer's thoughts and feelings in a response to a personal experience or an idea.
discusses ideas, or
explains a process.
Expository Writing Techniques
including language that appeals to the senses.
Comparison and Contrast
Showing similarities and differences among two or more items.
Cause & Effec
Explaining the relationship between
events, actions, or situations by
showing how one can result in
Intended to make
the reader laugh
Phah! not quite...
Being funny is hard work.
Humorous writers use
to make you laugh
"That zit is as big as a house!"
It's the writer's personal
way of communicating with the audience.
Author's unique way of writing.
The kinds of words the author uses
The way the author arranges words
The author's attitude toward
the audience or subject
*can be a single word*
The author's reason
The viewpoint or opinion
an author expresses about
When an author makes a
The presentation of something in a restrained or subtle manner (opposite of hyperbole)
The use of humor, irony,
exaggeration, or ridicule to
expose and criticize
people's stupidity or vices