Non-Fiction Terms 5/1
The broadest category of literature.
A type of narrative nonfiction that presents the story period in the writer's life and is usually written from the first-person point of view.
A nonfiction narrative of a persons life, written by someone other than that person.
The story of a persons life written by that person.
A personal record of experiences, ideas, and reflections that is kept on a regular basis.
A work in which a person keeps an informal record of events in his or her life.
A short piece of literary nonfiction devoted to a single topic from a limited viewpoint.
Offer information about a topic.
Promote an opinion or position.
Informal Essays, such as the memoir.
An author's reasons for creating a literary work.
Writing that attempts to convince readers to think or act in a certain way.
The particular order or pattern a writer uses to present ideas.
Descriptive language that appeals to one or more of the five senses: sight, hearing, touching, tasting, and smelling.
The attitude that the writer takes toward the audience, a subject, or a character.
The expressive qualities that distinguish an author's work, including word choice and length and arrangement or sentences, as well as the use of figurative language and imagery.
A particular preference or point of view that is personal, rather than scientific.
A reference to a well-known person, place, or event from history, literature, or religion.
Language used for descriptive effect in order to convey ideas or emotions.
A figure of speech that uses like or as to compare two things.
A figure of speech that makes a comparison between two seemingly unlike things without using the words as or like.
The attribution of human qualities or thoughts to an animal, object, or idea.
Intentional exaggeration, usually used to create emphasis or humor.
A struggle between two opposing forces in the plot of a story.
Occurs within the mind of a character who's torn between opposing feelings or goals.
exists when a character struggles against an outside force, such as another person or the rules of society.
Any accurate and detailed description in a literary work.
The use of clues by the author to prepare the readers for events that will happen in a story.
A conflict between reality and appearance or expectations.
Effective writing or speaking.
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