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Features of a Biography

Purpose:

To give an account of someone’s life

Structure

!        Opening statement introduces the subject, and explains why he/she is known

!        Significant events are ordered chronologically

!        Closing statement explains how this person will be remembered, and sometimes gives the writer’s opinion

Language Features:

!        Refers to named individuals

!        Contains dates linked to specific events

!        Written in the past tense

!        Can include direct and indirect speech and quotes from other sources

!        Written in 3rd person

!        Includes time connectives to link ideas

!         Events are anecdotal in style (rather than lists of facts), and engage the reader

 


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