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Creative Non Fiction: The Liter

A form of storytelling that employs the creative writing techniques of literature, such as poetry and fiction, to retell a true story to situate personal lives.

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storytelling

narration

character

scene

plot structure

figurative language

imagery

point of view

dialogue

expository

descriptive

convincing

primary resources

education

You will read the New Yorker article to answer questions 11 to 15: writer believes in chaotic creativity.

  • True
  • False

An argumentative essay is different in the sense that it is more focused on convincing the readers.

  • True
  • False

There is a plot or subplot in the story.

  • True
  • False

These should be found in your nonfiction, just like in a fictional work:

  • a. sensational
  • b. symbolism
  • c. premise
  • d. literary devices

You should read creative nonfiction only once.

  • True
  • False

You should always be straightforward, thus not needing any symbolisms.

  • True
  • False

Symbolism in creative nonfiction may make use of tangible objects to represent deeper, intangible concepts.

  • True
  • False

Literary reportage is becoming more common these days.

  • True
  • False

In terms of revision, this is the point that is the most difficult to fix.

  • a. grammar
  • b. flow
  • c. style
  • d. spelling

This personal essay promotes a product, service, or person.

  • a. thesis statement
  • b. true narrative
  • c. testimonial
  • d. blog

In the New Yorker article provided, this is the main topic.

  • a. true crime
  • b. accuracy
  • c. writing/writing process
  • d. discern

The paragraphs can be jumbled except for paragraph 1 and the last one and the story could still make sense.

  • True
  • False

You must have a powerful first sentence to catch the attention of readers.

  • True
  • False

Reportage is the act of reporting the news.

  • True
  • False

Literary reportage explores facts and applies not opinion, but a POV.

  • a. True
  • b. False

This device can make the work feel deeper and more insightful.

  • a. accuracy
  • b. symbolism
  • c. plot
  • d. dialogue

A true narrative may be written to entertain.

  • True
  • False

This subgenre of creative nonfiction deals with crime stories from real life.

  • a. Sensational
  • b. Discern
  • c. Accuracy
  • d. True Crime

Literary journalism is a form of creative nonfiction.

  • True
  • False

Reportage is synonymous to literary journalism.

  • a. True
  • b. False

According to her, she does not need to turn this off because she won't even be tempted to make use of it.

  • a. television
  • b. Internet/the Internet/web
  • c. computer
  • d. cellular phone

Personal essays do not have to have a distinct plot but may still express an underlying story.

  • True
  • False

An argumentative essay is a type of personal essay.

  • True
  • False

This refers to how easily understandable a text is.

  • a. spelling
  • b. style
  • c. clarity
  • d. grammar

There is a metaphor in "I am heir to the rage in Sylvia Plath's "Daddy".

  • True
  • False

This summarizes the personal essay at the end.

  • a. introduction
  • b. summary
  • c. body
  • d. conclusion

When you check the work on just how factual it is, you check its_____________

  • a. discern
  • b. true crime
  • c. accuracy
  • d. writing process

These contents of your personal essay will keep your work accurate.

  • a. signature
  • b. facts
  • c. grammar
  • d. checking

You enjoy the reading during your _______ round.

  • a. second
  • b. last
  • c. third
  • d. first

What kind of plot should you avoid?

  • a. sensational
  • b. symbolism
  • c. discern
  • d. acuracy

All testimonials are paid.

  • True
  • False

Literary reportage, to remain within the bounds of journalism, must steer away from sensationalism.

  • True
  • False

Spelling and grammar may be checked by a word processor, but typos are identified by you yourself.

  • True
  • False

The writer is a typical millennial in that she likes to use social media while writing.

  • True
  • False

There are days when she does not feel creative.

  • True
  • False

The author's comparison with her mother indirectly characterizes her - the author.

  • True
  • False

Choose from among the following emotions to describe Daniel's feelings best at the beginning (joy, distress, fear, melancholy).

  • distress

This personal essay is usually posted online.

  • a. blog
  • b. true narrative
  • c. vlog
  • d. testimonial

You should reflect on your reading afterwards.

  • True
  • False

Writers should always ask somebody else to inspect their works.

  • True
  • False

The piece can be taken as a story and as an advice at the same time, depending on who you are.

  • True
  • False

Literary reportage has one source - the reporter itself.

  • True
  • False

To appreciate a work of creative nonfiction, you may seek out some supplementary readings.

  • True
  • False

This verb is usually used in a religious context, but it is also used in distinguishing and determining good works:

  • a. sensational
  • b. discern
  • c. accuracy
  • d. true crime

It is best to revise dialogue by actually reading the words aloud.

  • True
  • False