Characteristics of non fiction text

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Characteristics of non fiction text

  1. 1. Characteristics of Non-Fiction Text
  2. 2. What is Non-Fiction? <ul><li>Writing that deals with real events and people. Characters, settings, and </li></ul><ul><li>events must conform to what is true . </li></ul>
  3. 3. Can the story be modified by the author? <ul><li>Story cannot be manipulated by the </li></ul><ul><li>writer’s imagination. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The some of the different types of non fiction texts are: <ul><li>Autobiography </li></ul><ul><li>Biography </li></ul><ul><li>Essay </li></ul><ul><li>Oration or Speech </li></ul><ul><li>Diary </li></ul><ul><li>Newspaper stories </li></ul><ul><li>Magazine articles. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is an autobiography? <ul><li>A chronological , narrative account of the author’s life related to crucial historical events. </li></ul><ul><li>– Auto = self </li></ul><ul><li>– Graphia = writing </li></ul>
  6. 6. What does the author of an autobiography want to share? <ul><li>The author offers a personal evaluation of actions and speculates on the significance of certain actions and events. </li></ul>
  7. 7. What is biography? <ul><li>A biography is a story of another person’s life. </li></ul>
  8. 8. What is a biography based on? <ul><li>The writer bases the report on </li></ul><ul><li>records of what the person </li></ul><ul><li>did and said . </li></ul><ul><li>– Bios = life </li></ul><ul><li>– Graphia = writing </li></ul>
  9. 9. What does the author of a biography want to share? <ul><li>The author makes an honest effort to </li></ul><ul><li>interpret the life in order to offer a </li></ul><ul><li>unified impression of the character, </li></ul><ul><li>mind and personality of the subject. </li></ul>
  10. 10. What does the author of a biography focus on when writing? <ul><li>The author focuses on the person’s </li></ul><ul><li>character, career , place in </li></ul><ul><li>history, and the uniqueness </li></ul><ul><li>of the character’s experience. </li></ul>
  11. 11. What is an essay? <ul><li>A brief examination of a subject in </li></ul><ul><li>prose, usually expressing a </li></ul><ul><li>personal or limited view of </li></ul><ul><li>the topic. </li></ul>
  12. 12. What is an oration or speech? <ul><li>A formal speech intended to </li></ul><ul><li>inspire some action. This type </li></ul><ul><li>of text is carefully prepared. </li></ul>
  13. 13. What is the greatest power of a speech? <ul><li>A speech is delivered in an </li></ul><ul><li>impassioned manner, and carries </li></ul><ul><li>its greatest power in its </li></ul><ul><li>emotional appeal. </li></ul>
  14. 14. What is included in a diary? <ul><li>A day by day record of a person’s activities or thoughts. </li></ul><ul><li>A diary is meant for the writer </li></ul><ul><li>alone. </li></ul>
  15. 15. What are the main purposes of Non-fiction? <ul><li>• To entertain </li></ul><ul><li>• To inform </li></ul><ul><li>• To explain </li></ul><ul><li>• To persuade </li></ul>

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