Subgenres of Nonfiction

write 250 –350 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.


Subgenres of Nonfiction

Nonfiction is literature that is based on real people and events. Often, the author wants to inform the reader of a specific historical figure or event. Narrative devices, tone, and content determine the classification of the various literary genres. Complete the following for this assignment:

Conduct a search using the websites attached to find examples of memoirs, biographies, or autobiographies, and choose 1 to use for this assignment.
Read the first few pages. Post responses to each of the following questions:
What is the title of the work you selected, and who is the author?
After skimming through this title, what do you know about the subject of this book?
Is the piece informative, persuasive, or descriptive? Support your answer with a short excerpt from the text.
Does the author include information about his or her ethnicity, gender, age, or religion?
If so, how does that inform his or her point of view?
If not, why do you think the author chose to withhold that information

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