Practice Analyzing and Interpreting a Biography/Autobiography


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In order to fully analyze a biography or an autobiography, we need to:

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1. If an author chooses to write in a narrative style he or she...

2. Analyzing the diction in an autobiography or biography means to analyze...

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

Like all authors, people who write biographies and autobiographies use different styles and techniques that allow readers to analyze and assess their work. This lesson reviews some of the elements readers can examine to understand and interpret these personal histories.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments focus on the following topics:

  • Definition of a narrative style
  • Interpreting language
  • Key elements of autobiographies and biographies
  • Significance of language and tone in Dorothy Herrmann's biography of Helen Keller
  • Definitions of autobiography and biography

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - make sure you can read information on analyzing autobiographies and biographies and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to explain how to interpret biographies and autobiographies
  • Information recall - access your knowledge on what to look for when analyzing biographies and autobiographies

Additional Learning

For more tips, review the accompanying lesson, Practice Analyzing and Interpreting a Biography/ Autobiography. This lesson sets the following goals:

  • Explain the different types of content in biographies and autobiographies
  • Understand how to analyze the author's objective
  • Describe the effect of language and tone
  • Understand the different writing styles used in biographies and autobiographies