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  1. a term used in a discussion of style to identify the person or personality speaking in a literary work
  2. an account of a person's life written by himself
  3. records and presents topics of current interest to the public through news media; journalists present facts and describe situations without attempting to interpret them.
  4. an article in a newspaper or magazine that gives the editor's or author's point of view.
  5. an account of a person's life written by someone else
  6. a relatively impersonal essay in which the author writes as an authority and expounds on the subject in an orderly way
  7. a recording of past events, persons and places
  8. Taken from a private diary or journal, it is the day-to-day record of events in a person's life, written for personal use and pleasure. It tells of the people and events that the author has known or witnessed.
  9. a comparison of two or more similar objects which suggests that if they are alike in certain respects, they will probably be alike in other ways as well
  10. The author incorporates personal experiences into his writing or projects into the narrative his personal disposition, judgments, values, and feelings.
  11. a general principle or conclusion which is drawn from an examination of details
  12. a record of experiences, ideas, or reflections kept regularly for private use
  13. an authoritative and artistic (usually film) presentation which depicts the facts about an event or social, historical or cultural phenomenon
  14. relative position or angle from which a thing is seen or a question is considered
  15. occurs when an author prejudices the audience in favor of one side of an issue by not covering the topic fairly.
  16. a personal, daily account of an individual's experiences and feelings
  17. a fairly short nonfiction selection in which the author expresses his thoughts and feelings on any subject he chooses to discuss
  18. It is a factual recording of current events, persons and places and appears in the newspaper or magazine; it answers the questions, "Who? What? When? Why? Where? How?"
  19. the author assumes a tone of intimacy with his audience, tends to deal with everyday things rather than with public affairs or specialized topics, and writes in a relaxed, self-revelatory, and often whimsical fashion
  20. The author presents situations or the characters' thoughts, feelings, and actions in a detached, noncommittal manner.
  21. writing intended to make clear or explain something which might otherwise be difficult to understand
  22. is that which conforms to fact and reality. Truth may be either objective or subjective depending upon the person's point of view.