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Characteristics of Slice of Life Memoir by Mind Map: Characteristics of Slice of Life Memoir
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Characteristics of Slice of Life Memoir

ORGANIZATION

Ending wraps everything up in a meaningful way

many short paragraphs

includes some very short sentences

each paragraph starts a new "small memory/story"

memory within a memory

small detail in the beginning can be a important at the end

WORD CHOICE

could be word for word

descriptive words

interesting word choice

TEXT LAYOUT

can include related pictures

could include an "About the Author" section

DEVELOPING IDEAS

includes interesting facts (background info)

non-fiction

can include other characters

reflecting on a memory

writer ("I") is main character

many details

shows things happening/action

slows down the action

captures "essence" of story

uses story to explain something about self

exaggerate some details

introduce other characters & setting (where)

VOICE

Expresses author's thoughts & feelings

includes jokes/humor

written from writer's POV

LANGUAGE USE

CAN include dialogue

written in past tense

some repetition

lots of very descriptive details

conversation between characters

Describe things in a different way than expected

Figurative language

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