Tutor profile: Amy C.
Is it necessary to use facts when writing a story?
It depends on what you are writing. If you are writing a work of fiction, then facts are not necessary, unless you are placing the character in a specific place that is known. If this is the case, then it is necessary to use some facts to ensure the reader believes your story. Facts should also be used if you are describing a known character or person. For nonfiction, facts must be used. Creative nonfiction is based on the perspective of the writer. In some ways this is biased. For instance, if you are writing a memoir, what you remember and what someone else remembers may be completely different. The other person may say it did not happen that way; however, because you are writing a memoir, it is fact because it is your own experience, not the other persons. If you are writing another form of nonfiction, it is always good to interweave additional facts that can be proven. For instance, if you are writing about a pet that went to the vet, then it would be useful to get a quote from the Veterinarian. When you write your story, you can add this quote in, which makes your story believable and provides you with credibility. Poetry is often based on perspective rather than fact. It does not hurt to add facts in, but it is not necessary. However, as in fiction, if your poem is based on a specific known person, place, or thing, then you should not add in a detail that is not factual.
What point of view is the "Age of Innocence" written in and what is the significance of writing it in this view.
The "Age of Innocence" by Edith Wharton is written in third person. The narrative voices switches between an objective view and the limited view. Third person point of view uses pronouns such as he, she , it, and/or they. By using the third person point of view, the reader gets a better sense of the time period.
What is the difference between a possessive pronoun and a possessive adjective?
Possessive pronouns are used to replace nouns and show ownership and possessive adjectives are used to modify the noun and show a form of possession or that an object or thing belongs to a particular person or thing. Some possessive pronouns and possessive adjectives are the same such as his and its. Examples of possessive pronouns are mine, yours, his, hers, and theirs. Examples of possessive adjectives are my, your, his, and her. A possessive pronoun sentence example is: Natasha's shirt is blue. Hers is pink. And a possessive adjective sentence example is: The dogs are yours and mine.
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