Text (Identifying Different Types)
"I wandered lonely as a cloud /That floats on high o'er vale and hills/ When all at once I saw a crowd/ A host of golden daffodils." This is a famous example of poetry by William Wordsworth.

Text (Identifying Different Types)

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As an English student, you will read and write many types of texts such as poetry, prose, biography, autobiography, letters and plays. Each type has a certain look or feel about them that you should be able to distinguish.

Sharpen your identification skills by playing this quiz on the subject.

1.
Where might you read the following excerpt?
Mr. Walter Smith was born in 1901, the eldest son of .......
Autobiography
Biography
Play
Poem
Biography uses the third person, e.g. 'he lived in .......'
2.
Where might you read the following excerpt?
Join us later / alligator / take a while / crocodile.
Autobiography
Biography
Letter
Poem
Rhyme is very obvious here
3.
Where might you read the following excerpt?
Dear Editor .......
Autobiography
Biography
Letter
Play
4.
Where might you read the following excerpt?
Waiter: 'Can I help you sir?' Man 1: 'I'm just looking .......'
Biography
Essay
Play
Poem
A playscript sets out the characters and speeches
5.
Where might you read the following excerpt?
I always wanted to become a doctor.
Autobiography
Biography
Play
Poem
'I' narrates = autobiography
6.
Where might you read the following excerpt?
She began her teaching career in a small school in .......
Autobiography
Biography
Play
Poem
Third person narrator; this is biographical writing
7.
Where might you read the following excerpt?
My father ran a carpentry business, my mother .......
Autobiography
Biography
Letter
Play
Autobiography uses first person narrator: 'I was .......'
8.
Where might you read the following excerpt?
....... so readers take action now! Yours, Disgruntled of Mull.
Autobiography
Biography
Letter
Poem
This is the ending of a letter
9.
Where might you read the following excerpt?
Mr. Wright / saw a light / in the middle of the night.
Autobiography
Biography
Play
Poem
Rhyme is not evident in all poems
10.
Where might you read the following excerpt?
Oliver: 'Can I have some more?' Teacher: 'More? No!'
Autobiography
Biography
Play
Poem
Playscripts: character name precedes the speech
Author:  Sue Daish

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