Genres of Literature - Prose: Sub-genres of Nonfiction
THE HISTORY OF
In the year 200,000 BCE, Homosapiens began to populate the earth, Then, in 70,000 BCE, the first abstract art was painted. In 8,000 BCE, Wooly Mammoths went extinct. Writing was officially introduced by the Sumerians with the invention of cuneiform in 3100 BCE. In March 2012, Stroyboard That was founded!
• Prose written about a series of true events, usually connected • Can include journey narratives, histories, reports, articles, newspaper articles, etc.
• A narrative about one's life, written by that person • Differs from a memoir in that it usually covers the entire scope of the author's life, rather than focusing on a single period of his or her life
• A written account of a person's life • Incorporates character, personality, and accomplishments
DIARIES AND JOURNALS
September 3, 1492 We've been sailing for a month, but we haven't seen land yet...
PROSE: SUB-GENRES OF NONFICTION
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•A personal, and often daily, record of events, experiences, and reflections • Diaries focus more on emotions and personal accounts • Journals tend to be logs of events and often describe the experiences of a group of people
• A narrative about a theme, topic, or important information • Can be formal or informal • Can incorporate opinion