|Creative Nonfiction: Borrowed Elements Week 3 discussion 1|
In terms of language, explain how creative nonfiction borrows from the genre of poetry. Similarly, identify how creative nonfiction uses certain conventions of fiction such as conflict, dialogue, plot, point of view, etc. to create appealing narratives. Discuss why creative nonfiction uses elements of poetry and fiction and point to specific examples from one of this week’s Required or Recommended Resources to substantiate your ideas.
Although creative nonfiction is the genre assumed to be most associated with “fact” and “truth,” explain how and why poetry and fiction also borrow from real-life experiences. Which poem or story from your readings do you think most captures the spirit of nonfiction?
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly sources, and properly cite your sources using APA style.
Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7. Each required response to classmates must meet or exceed 150-300 words. In your responses, you may choose to address a particular example from this week’s Recommended Resources in connection to your peers’ posts. How does the real-life experience or event described in the creative nonfiction piece employ elements of poetry and fiction to give it literary appeal? Use examples and cite your sources in APA format.