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Blog EntryBlog: Monday, May 8, 2017

The Life of a Person

A biography is an account of a person’s life written by another person. An autobiography is the account of a person’s life written by that person him or herself. Biographies and autobiographies give us information about the lives of interesting people.
 
Many biographies are written about famous people. You can find biographies on famous athletes, writers, inventors, politicians, musicians, and artists. Writers researched their life, and perhaps even interviewed them. Then, they wrote a piece using facts and details to tell the story of the person’s life. Biographies are a type of non-fiction because the writer is telling incidents that really happened (i.e., the person was born on such and such a day). Many readers like to read biographies about people they are interested in. It is a way to learn more information about an interesting person.
 
An autobiography is a little different from a biography. A person writes it about his or her life. Autobiographies may be written by famous people or they may be written by common people. Anyone who thinks he or she has had an interesting life may choose to write an autobiography. The writer tells facts and details from experiences in his or her own life. It is hard to be subjective about one’s own life, so many autobiographies have some emotions in them. They are still considered non-fiction because the author is writing the facts as he or she experienced them. The story is not made up.
 
Can you think of someone you would like to read an autobiography or biography about? What would you like to learn about this person? Do you think your life would make an interesting autobiography? Why?

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