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    Lit. & Comp.- Introduction to Non-Fiction


  • Non-Fiction Writing Content- Factual, verifiable, true

    Types of: Essays & Textbooks Biographies & Autobiographies Memoirs & Journals & Letters Newspaper & Magazine articles Speeches & Addresses

  • Conflict A struggle between opposing forces

    What is the real world problem/lack/need that motivates the author to write?

    When you figure out the conflict you can usually find insight to the authors PURPOSE

  • Voice Objective: Writer tries to report facts with as few personal opinions as possible. Argument appears to have complete & balanced evidence

    Subjective: Writer presents his/her personal opinions & feelings about the facts. Evidence does NOT typically reflect all sides of the issue May seem purely emotional

  • Target Audience Consider WHOM the author had in mind when he/she wrote the piece/text?

    What portion of the readers will be in a position to make a difference as a result of reading the text?

  • PurposeConsider What is the intended effect of the text on the audience? What is the author trying to do with the text?

    Is the author trying to Persuade Inform / Instruct Entertain / Amuse

  • Types of Appeals Ethos = appeal to/focus on the authors credibility

    Pathos = appeal to the emotions

    Logos = appeal to logic and reason using examples

  • Tone A writers attitude toward his/her subject

    Use any ADJECTIVE describing FEELING to identify tone

    For example: Writing to entertain may have a HUMOROUS tone Reflecting on a memory may have a SORROWFUL tone