Literary Nonfiction: Essays, Diaries, Letters, & More


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Which is not autobiographical literary nonfiction?

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1. Which type of literary nonfiction is written on a daily basis?

2. Which type of literary nonfiction is not meant to be published or shared?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

This worksheet focuses on common features used in nonfiction works. Topics discussed in the quiz include autobiographical literary nonfiction, influential types of nonfiction, as well as the various types of essays.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to learn about:

  • What types of literary nonfiction are written daily
  • Which literary nonfiction is not meant to be shared
  • Which type of essay attempts to make a reader believe in something

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding common nonfiction devices and features to discuss the different types of nonfiction works
  • Distinguishing concepts - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the difference between nonfiction works that are not meant to be shared and nonfiction works that are meant to be influential
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions on the characteristics of autobiographical literary nonfiction

Additional Learning

Review the related lesson called Literary Nonfiction: Essays, Diaries, Letters & More for more information on this topic, which covers these learning objectives:

  • Learn about the differences between informational and literary nonfiction
  • Get a better understanding of the differences between expository, personal, and persuasive essays
  • Discuss the differences between a personal journal, a diary, and a memoir
  • Learn about the use of a first person point of view