First, visit the following websites, read, and learn about memoirs:
- Wikipedia on Memoirs
- Online Reference on Memoir
- Dictionary.com’s Definition of Memoir
- Writer’s Digest on the difference between Autobiography & Memoir
- About.com’s take on Memoir
Then, in your notebook, complete the following:
- In your own words, what is a memoir?
- What is a synonym for memoir? An antonym?
- Provide at least 5 strong adjectives that describe memoir.
- Provide a visual example or symbol of memoir–draw it!
- Use memoir in the correct context in a complete sentence.
- What is the difference between autobiography & memoir?
- Provide an example of a memoir; describe in a sentence or 2 why it is a memoir.
- Provide a non-example of a memoir; describe why it is not a memoir.
Short Clips on 6 Word Memoirs w/ Examples: