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There are 2 text types here, autobiography and biography.

What's the difference?

An autobiography is written by the person themselves whereas a biogrpahy can be written by anyone as long as they carry out research!


Features include:

First paragraph giving an introduction or a brief summary of the person's life

Generally written in the past tense

Written in the third person (biography) or 1st person (autobiography)

Recounts key events and facts

Written in chronological order

Biographies can be formal, and the passive voicec is used in these cases.

Use of paragraphs to sequence events

Conclusion where an opinion may be stated on the person and their importance in their particular field




Fact or opinion           Features of biographies      Write your own CV!        Florence Nightingale