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Transcript of Nonfiction
Other important Elements of Nonfiction
Facts and Opinions
Narrative and Expository Writing
Facts vs. Opinions
= can be proven to be true; uses numbers and statistics; people, places, and events
Examples: 1) President Obama is America's current president and has been elected for two terms.
2) California was the 31st state in the USA; it was admitted on September 9, 1850.
= A person(s) thoughts and feelings; can only be supported with evidence; can't be proven completely true
Examples: 1) Since 2000, America has been a very difficult place to make a living and raise a family.
2) It is important to eat a high protein breakfast every morning.
Expository writing involves people, places,
things, and events
Fiction vs. Nonfiction
Persuasive, eloquent, colorful, witty, convincing form of communication whether written or spoken
Most often associated with speeches, but used in many forms of literature
Humorous and sarcastic writing and media
Seen in political and social cartoons, film, essays, articles, etc.
Focuses on world issues
Directed at humans and our
actions and attitudes
Subjective Writing Vs. Objective Writing
Uses opinions from the author
Often supported with
Examples: Essay supporting legalization of marijuana; news article about how Obama damaged America's health care policy
Shows "whole picture"
Shows both sides of an issue
No opinions or persuasion from author
Examples: Encylopedia entry about Iraq War; Magazine article about the latest technology
Types of Nonfiction
Documentaries (video/tv format)
Feeling emitted and expressed
Revealed through author's words and language
Nonfiction is realistic, truthful writing and media
Important elements of nonfiction include: facts, opinions, objective and subjective writing, narrative and expository writing, tone, satire, and rhetoric
Fiction = fake; imaginary
Nonfiction = real; true