Non Fiction Writing By:Henry
Non Fiction Writing
Role of Author
The way he/she puts ideas into words.
"BOOM-BOOM, BANG-BANG,CRASH Sarajevo." p.352
Overall feeling created by the essay or article
"BOREDOM! SHOOTING! SHELLING! PEOPLE BEING KILLED! DESPAIR! HUNGER! MISERY! FEAR! That's my life!" p.356\
Heritage, culture, and personal beliefs of the author.
"That living word awakened my soul, gave it light, hope, joy, set it free."
Their reason for writing.
"If colored clubs were admitted, there would be no injury to anyone."
"Seizing the new doll, I dashed it upon the floor. I was keenly delighted when I felt the fragments of the broken doll at my feet." P. 380
"From the start, organized baseball tried to limit or exclude African-American participation." P.391 !
"As I lay in my crib, for the first time I longed for a new day to come P.381
Types of Details
True statement or something that actually happened
"Albigence Waldo, a surgeon for George Washington wrote in his diary that soldiers were batting balls and running bases."
A numerical fact or fact containing numbers
"Fifteen hundred people paid fifty cents to see the All Star Game."
Short entertaining story
"Samuel Hopkins Adams stated that his grandfather played baseball on Mr. Mumford's pasture in the 1820's."
A person's own belief or judgement on something.
"Are we ready to see the Louisville Slugger replaced by an aluminum ping dinger?
Cause and Effect
Shows relationship among events
"When Robinson signed with the Dodgers, on Opening Day, More than half of the fans where black." P. 396
Compare and Contrast
Shows ways which two or more subjects are similar and different
"The new sections of town are being badly shelled. Here in the middle, it's quiet." P. 352
Presents details in time order
"Abraham was growing fast, shooting up like a sunflower"
Jackie Robinson is an important person because he broke the color barrier for baseball. He also never fought back even though many people would throw at him, spike him, and the fans wouldn't like him. He never lost his temper to prove that black people wouldn't cause problems.
Jackie Robinson didn't just break the color barrier, but he was also a great player. Jackie hit over a .300 average and he could hit the ball anywhere. 26,623 fans came to Opening Day and half of them were black. Thousands of people came to see him play each day and he changed baseball forever.