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nonfiction
factual writing that concerns real people and true experiences
~written for a specific purpose and audience
purpose
central idea or general statement about life that author wants to make
audience
type of reader who will read a piece of writing
style
choice and arrangement of words; the way an author chooses to write
autobiography
story of person's life written by that person
biography
story of person's life written by someone other than person
essay
short piece of non-fiction writing on any topic
formal
serious
informal
entertains; has conversational style
report
type of expository essay that presents interesting information on some object or event; goes into much greater detail than an expository essay
accuracy
presentation of clear and correct facts in a piece of writing. when a writer writes about something, perspective might influence it.
propaganda
a distortion of the facts in order to influence the way a reader thinks
anecdote
a very brief account of an incident that often points out or illustrates a truth about life
bias
a tendency to favor one side of an issue too much based on prejudice (not necessarily racism)
memoir
one specific incident of an autobiographical sketch, usually about a significant event in somone's life