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1Nonfiction is a factual account of a person, place, or event
2Elements of Nonfiction Tone – the writer’s attitude toward his or her audience and subject. It can often be described by a single adjective – playful, friendly, coldThink of the ring you assigned for your parents on your cell phone– based off of the song, how would you describe the tone in one word?
3OrganizationAll non-fiction work consist of one or more main ideas presented with supporting details. It can be presented in a variety of waysChronologicalCompare and ContrastCause and EffectProblem and solution
4VoiceA writer’s distinctive way of speaking in his or her writing. Voice can be based on word choice, tone, sound devices, pace, and grammatical structure.
5Types of Nonfiction Biographies/Autobiographies – tell life stories Memoirs, diaries, and journals – contains personal thoughts and reflections about events in lifeSpeeches – written works delivered orally to an audience
6Types continued Letters – written forms of communication Essays- short non-fiction work about a particular subjectPersuasive – to convinceExpository – present factsNarrative – tell a storyReflective – writer’s thoughts
7Types Continued Blogs – journal posts on-line Procedural Text – directions, schedules, or recipes
8Purpose of NonfictionTo Persuade – Speeches and Editorials are written to convince an audience of a certain idea or opinionTo Inform – Articles, reference books, historical essays, and research papers gives facts and informationTo Entertain – Biographies, autobiographies, and travel narratives are often written for the enjoyment of the audience