Writers of autobiographies may hope to entertain readers or to educate them. They may hope their story helps readers understand the lives of others who come from different backgrounds. Alternatively, writers may seek self-understanding. They may tell personal stories about important moments in their lives.
What makes a biography unique?
interesting facts or anecdotes – Share interesting stories about the individual’s life story, selecting things that will be engaging to readers or particularly relevant to the purpose for which the biography is being written.
What do you know about autobiography?
An autobiography (awe-tow-bye-AWE-gruh-fee) is a self-written biography. The author writes about all or a portion of their own life to share their experience, frame it in a larger cultural or historical context, and/or inform and entertain the reader. Autobiographies have been a popular literary genre for centuries.
How does an autobiography differ from a biography?
A biography is an account of a person’s life, written by someone else. An autobiography is an account of a person’s life, written by that person.
What is the value of reading biography?
A Biography Provides Inspiration – Reading about the real life story of a successful or remarkable person often influences, motivates, or provides encouragement. As students learn about the challenges that others have overcome, they can make connections to their own lives.