Difference Between Literature And Informational Text

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History Portrayed in Literature vs. Informational Text
If one has ever read the short story, “Rip van Winkle” by Washington Irving or the informational text “George vs. George” by Rosalyn Schanzer, one will notice how the short story is a piece of literature that takes place at a crucial point in history, and how the informational text takes place around that same time as well. However, that individual may not observe at first how the facts are presented and incorporated differently in each text. Literature uses a bias, is meant to entertain readers, and uses not all true information when talking about history. On the contrary, informational text is unbiased, its purpose is to inform the reader, and it always uses true information when talking about history. While both types may base their text off of actual events, they also both have many differences when presenting the information. Learning history through literature is different from learning history through informational text because literature is biased, its purpose is to entertain readers, and it sometimes uses false information.
One difference between literature and informational text is the difference in bias. Literature usually uses a bias and told from one perspective of a conflict or story. Such an example as shown in a literature poem says, “So through the night rode Paul Revere; And so through the night went his cry of alarm to every Middlesex village and farm,-- A cry of defiance, and not of fear, a voice in
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