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Unit 7: Biography and Autobiography

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Biography
a written account of another person's life (the author is NOT writing his or her own story)
Memoir
an account based on the author's personal experiences, often written as a journal/diary
Autobiography
a history of a person's life written or told by that person
Personal Narrative
personal writing that tells about an event in the writer's life
Imagery
language that appeals to our senses
Figurative Language
makes an imaginative comparison; not meant to be taken literally
Simile
compares two unlike things using 'like' or 'as' in comparing
Metaphor
directly compares two things without a comparison word
Tone
the writer's attitude, or how the author feels about the subject or topic
Achieve
to perform with success; to get by
effort; accomplish
Appreciate
to think highly of; to recognize
favorably the quality or value of
Characteristics
features or qualities that help
identify, describe, or recognize
something
Conclude
to form an opinion about
something based on evidence,
experience, or reasoning; infer
Obvious
easy to see or understand