WHAT IS NON-FICTION?. newspaper reports. histories. biographies. What is non-fiction?. can use vivid language , narrative , point of view , characterisation , setting and so on – just as fiction does. examples of public writing – published and written for a large audience.
What is non-fiction?
can use vivid language, narrative,point of view, characterisation, setting and so on – just as fiction does
examples of public writing – published and written for a large audience
is primarily concerned with describing and informing us about the real world
literature we assume is true and not made up
examples of private writing – usually not intended for publication
is not always a straightforward reflection of reality
factual- it is about facts we can verify
CHARACTERISTICS OF NON-FICTION
1. Non-fiction is about the real world
2. Non-fiction tells stories
Diaries and Autobiographies
Public writing is published and meant for large audiences, such as newspapers or biographies.
Public writing is usually about the events and experiences of someone else.
Autobiographies are ‘public’ (written for publication and large audiences), while diaries are usually ‘private’ and not written with the intention of publication.
Autobiographies and diaries are stories about the self. They are interesting because they tell us about the lives of real people. Their main concern is to give expression to personal feelings and experiences.