∑ Nonfiction- writing about real, events, and ideas is the broadest category of literature.
Autobiography- presents the story of a personís life
written by that person. Most autobiographies are told from the first-person point
of view; using the
∑ Memoir- is also first-person account of events in the authorís life. Memoirs, however, tend to emphasize subjects outside the writerís personal life, such as significant historical events the writer has been a part of or has witnessed, or other people the writer has known
∑ Biography- is an account of a personís life written by someone else. It is presented from the third-person point of view.
∑ Narrative Essay- is a short composition that relates a true story from either the first or third-person point of view.
∑ Chronological Order- the order in which events occur
∑ Flashback- going back in time to present incidents that happened before the beginning of the story.
∑ Expository Essay- offer information about a topic, from explaining how a process works, to analyzing or commenting on a political or historical event, to reviewing a theatrical production
∑ Persuasive Essay- promotes an opinion or position. Commonly, persuasive essays describe a situation and then offer reasons that the reader should believe or act in a certain way regarding the issue.
∑ Authorís purpose- is a reason for writing.
∑ Thesis- main idea of an essay.