Nonfiction

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Nonfiction or non-fiction is content that purports in good faith to represent truth and accuracy regarding information, events, or people.wikipedia
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Narrative

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Nonfiction content may be presented either objectively or subjectively, and may sometimes take the form of a story.
Narrative can be organized into a number of thematic or formal categories: non-fiction (such as definitively including creative non-fiction, biography, journalism, transcript poetry and historiography); fictionalization of historical events (such as anecdote, myth, legend and historical fiction) and fiction proper (such as literature in prose and sometimes poetry, such as short stories, novels and narrative poems and songs, and imaginary narratives as portrayed in other textual forms, games or live or recorded performances).

Fiction

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Nonfiction is one of the fundamental divisions of narrative (specifically, prose) writing— in contrast to fiction, which offers information, events, or characters expected to be partly or largely imaginary, or else leaves open if and how the work refers to reality.
In contrast to fiction is its traditional opposite: non-fiction, in which the creator assumes responsibility for presenting only the historical and factual truth.

Literature

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The numerous literary and creative devices used within fiction are generally thought inappropriate for use in nonfiction.
Literature is classified according to whether it is fiction or non-fiction, and whether it is poetry or prose.

Biography

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Common literary examples of nonfiction include expository, argumentative, functional, and opinion pieces; essays on art or literature; biographies; memoirs; journalism; and historical, scientific, technical, or economic writings (including electronic ones).
Biographical works are usually non-fiction, but fiction can also be used to portray a person's life.

Prose

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Nonfiction is one of the fundamental divisions of narrative (specifically, prose) writing— in contrast to fiction, which offers information, events, or characters expected to be partly or largely imaginary, or else leaves open if and how the work refers to reality.
Many types of prose exist, which include nonfictional prose, heroic prose, prose poem, polyphonic prose, alliterative prose, prose fiction, and village prose in Russian literature.

Rhetorical modes

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Common literary examples of nonfiction include expository, argumentative, functional, and opinion pieces; essays on art or literature; biographies; memoirs; journalism; and historical, scientific, technical, or economic writings (including electronic ones).
In other nonfiction contexts (such as technical communication), the purpose is to teach and inform.

Creative nonfiction

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Creative nonfiction contrasts with other nonfiction, such as academic or technical writing or journalism, which is also rooted in accurate fact but is not written to entertain based on prose style.

Factual television

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Factual television is a genre of non-fiction television programming that documents actual events and people.

Documentary film

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A documentary film is a nonfictional motion picture intended to document reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction, education, or maintaining a historical record.

Science book

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A science book is a work of nonfiction, usually written by a scientist, researcher, or professor like Stephen Hawking (A Brief History of Time), or sometimes by a non-scientist such as Bill Bryson (A Short History of Nearly Everything).

Travel literature

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Journals, photographs, textbooks, travel books, blueprints, and diagrams are also often considered nonfictional.

List of writing genres

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A genre may fall under one of two categories: fiction and nonfiction.

Letter collection

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Unlike an epistolary novel, a collection of letters belongs to non-fiction literature.

Content (media)

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Nonfiction or non-fiction is content that purports in good faith to represent truth and accuracy regarding information, events, or people.

Good faith

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Nonfiction or non-fiction is content that purports in good faith to represent truth and accuracy regarding information, events, or people.

Objectivity (philosophy)

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Nonfiction content may be presented either objectively or subjectively, and may sometimes take the form of a story.

Subjectivity

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Nonfiction content may be presented either objectively or subjectively, and may sometimes take the form of a story.

Fact

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Nonfiction's specific factual writing assertions and descriptions may or may not be accurate, and can give either a true or a false account of the subject in question.

Truth

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Nonfiction's specific factual writing assertions and descriptions may or may not be accurate, and can give either a true or a false account of the subject in question.

Lie

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Nonfiction's specific factual writing assertions and descriptions may or may not be accurate, and can give either a true or a false account of the subject in question.

History

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However, authors of such accounts genuinely believe or claim them to be truthful at the time of their composition or, at least, pose them to a convinced audience as historically or empirically factual.

Empiricism

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However, authors of such accounts genuinely believe or claim them to be truthful at the time of their composition or, at least, pose them to a convinced audience as historically or empirically factual.

Belief

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Reporting the beliefs of others in a nonfiction format is not necessarily an endorsement of the veracity of those beliefs, but rather an exercise in representing the topic (for example, mythology).

Myth

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Reporting the beliefs of others in a nonfiction format is not necessarily an endorsement of the veracity of those beliefs, but rather an exercise in representing the topic (for example, mythology).

Literary criticism

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Most literary criticism is a form of nonfiction, providing information and analysis about works of fiction.