Examples Of Creative Nonfiction

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Creative nonfiction is a genre of writing that compass different forms, ideas, and techniques. It can be based on a true or imaginary story and it can be narrated by the author himself or by an imaginary narrator. One of these forms is personal essays which are a piece of writing, written in the first person that narrates a personal experience or thoughts or opinions of the narrator. Writers use this type of writing for many reasons, for example, to share a unique experience with the world or to teach people some valuable morals or introduce them to new ideas. Other writers use it to express them self and to be known by others. Moreover this form of writing help the writers to express themselves more because academic writing may not allow them to share their memories or personal feelings. The main goal of personal essays is sharing a personal experience with the reader in a persuasive way. “Powder” and “Oulton Park from and when did you last see your father” are examples of personal essays. In this essay I will compare and contrast them in regard to three aspects the characters, the language and the theme of father-son relationship.
The main characters in both Blake Morrison and Tobias Wolff’s essays are the boy and the father and secondary characters are the mother and the sister in Oulton Park. In Powder, the boy is obsessed with perfection and wants everything to be organized in a specific order and he also likes to do his assignment before the deadline. It seems to me
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