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1 Nonfiction is a factual account of a person, place, or event
2 Elements 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?
3 OrganizationAll 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
4 VoiceA 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.
5 Types 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
6 Types 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
7 Types Continued Blogs – journal posts on-line Procedural Text – directions, schedules, or recipes
8 Purpose 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