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Nonfiction

material that deals with real people events and ideas

biography

a story of a person's life written by someone else

narrator/speaker

the person who tells the story

narrative essay

a true essay that tells a story

point of view

the author's perspective on a subject

autobiography

a writer's account of his or hers own life

expository essay

gives info about a subject

persuasive essay

the the author tries to convince the reader to believe something

fact

something can be proven to be true

opinion

a person's personal idea

bias

favoring one side of an argument

cause and effect

one event, the cause, brings the second event, the effect

compare

how things are the same

contrast

how things are different

descriptive essay

writing that uses images that apply to the senses.

anecdotes

a short, entertaining story

theme

a writer's message or lesson

thesis statement

a sentence or group of sentences that expresses the main idea of in a nonfiction book

plot

sequence of events in a piece of writing

stereotype

a kind of character who has only a few personality traits

irony

the difference between the way things seem to be and the way they actually are

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