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Literary Nonfiction

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Andrea Schneider

on 29 March 2017

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Transcript of Literary Nonfiction

Literary Nonfiction
Autobiography, Personal Narrative, Memoir
Autobiography
Includes facts about
THE WRITER'S
life,
THE WRITER'S
past and present feelings, and what
THE WRITER'S
opinion on the future is
Written by the
same person
that it is about
Includes what life means to
the writer
- past and present feelings
Based on facts and research
Written in
1st person
point of view
Personal Narrative
Tells a story about
ONE particular event
in a person/writer's life
Personal Narrative
Written from
1st person
point of view
About
real
people and events
Short, nonfiction work usually about a single subject
Memoir
A narrative structure (has setting, plot, imagery, characters) that captures
certain highlights or meaningful moments
in the
writer's
past

Autobiography
Memoir
Written in 1st person point of view
The writer reflects on the meaning of that event at the time of writing
Emotional, connecting the writer to someone or something that had an impact on their life
Often include historical, background information of the time
Literary Devices
Just like poets use special techniques, so do authors of literary nonfiction. They use:

Author's use imagery with sensory language (see, feel, touch, smell, taste) to create
images
in the reader's mind
Simile and Metaphor
Hyperbole
Personification
Tone - the way they feel about their subject (playful? serious? happy? sad?)
Practice!
What type of literary nonfiction is this? How do you know?
Practice!
What type of literary nonfiction is this? How do you know?
Practice!
What type of literary nonfiction is this? How do you know?
Memoir
Autobiography
My First Talent Show

Standing backstage, I could feel my heart thumping in my chest. “Just relax,” my friend Jenny whispered. “You’re ready for this.” I nodded. Jenny was right. I’d been practicing my song for the school talent show for six weeks. Still, picturing an audience packed with kids, parents and teachers made me want to run out the door.
Personal Narrative
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