APEnglish3 - Abigail Alon Memoir is about handing over your life to someone and saying this is what I went through this is who I am and maybe you can

APEnglish3 - Abigail Alon Memoir is about handing over your...

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Abigail Alon “Memoir is about handing over your life to someone and saying, ‘this is what I went through, this is who I am, and maybe you can learn something from it,’” wrote Jeanette Walls, author of the moving memoir The Glass Castle . Whether illustrated efficiently or not, a story can be told in various ways. A memoir is the most effective mode of story telling, being both a factual and genuine way to portray the story of one’s life. It is the best way to elicit sympathy, empathy, and true understanding of the writer’s story, motives, and decisions. What is most striking about a memoir is its honesty. While a poem, epigram, or sonnet may be up for various interpretations based on the experiences of the readers, a memoir sends clear messages by recalling truthful accounts; they are almost impossible to misinterpret, even if the reader agrees or disagrees with the decisions made. Even as dated as the famous memoir Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, Anne describes her honest accounts of terror, which sends the important message of human will power. A

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