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Types of essays

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Explore the types of nonfiction essays

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Types of essays

  1. 1. Nonfiction Unit
  2. 2. <ul><li>An essay is a brief work of nonfiction that discusses a focused topic and often includes the writer’s personal experiences and opinions. </li></ul><ul><li>An essayist’s style, or distinctive way of using language, often reflects his or her personality. </li></ul><ul><li>The tone of the essay or the writer’s attitude toward the subject matter and the audience, is also key to understanding an essay. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Tells a story of actual events or the life experiences of an individual. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Builds an overall impression of a person, an object, or an experience by using images that appeal to the senses. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Provides information, discusses ideas, or explains a process. </li></ul><ul><li>Cause and effect and compare and contrast essays are types of expository essays. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Attempts to convince the readers to take a course of action or adopt the writer’s viewpoint. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Expresses the writer’s thoughts and feelings in response to a personal experience or to an idea. </li></ul>

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