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Text structure in a fictional diary

What is the structure of fictional texts?

Exposition – the beginning of the story, where the scene is set and the characters are introduced. Conflict – a conflict or problem occurs which the character has to overcome. Climax – the conflict or problem hits its peak. Resolution – the problem is solved – either happily or sadly.

How do you structure a diary?


  1. Start with ‘Dear Diary’.
  2. Describe the places where the events happened.
  3. Write in the past tense.
  4. Use pronouns like I, my and me to show that the events happened to you.
  5. Talk about how you were feeling or what you were thinking when each event happened.
  6. Use interesting vocabulary.

How do you write a fictional diary?

Things To Remember When Writing Character Journal Entries:

  1. Keep it in the first person.
  2. If you need to, practice first.
  3. Remember: It’s all about what’s NOT normally said.
  4. Make their true feelings known.
  5. Keep it conversational.

What are the characteristics of fictional texts?

A fictional text isn’t based just on facts, but on imagination. Every author wants to create as much reader interest as possible. The two most important features of fictional texts are the things that happen in a story (plot) and the way the story is told (narrative techniques).

How do you structure a fictional story?

There are five main structural features of a short story:

  1. Exposition.
  2. Rising Action.
  3. Climax.
  4. Falling Action.
  5. Resolution (or Denouement)

What are the 7 types of text structures?

Examples of text structures include: sequence/process, description, time order/chronology, proposition/support, compare/contrast, problem/solution, cause/effect, inductive/deductive, and investigation.

What are the 5 parts of diary?

Features of Diary Writing

  • Day, Date and Time of the entry.
  • A suitable descriptive heading of the entry you are putting on.
  • The detailed comprehensive body of the diary entry (i.e. contents).
  • A Diary should be written in the First Person and not in the second or third, i.e. – I went to the port (not he went to the city).

What are the 3 elements of diary writing?

What are the key features of a diary entry?

  • A diary entry is written in an informal style, uses chatty language and opinions as well as facts.
  • Diaries include rhetorical questions, exclamations and first-person pronouns.
  • Most diary writing sound quite conversational and may contain informal words or phrases.

What style of writing is diary?

diary, form of autobiographical writing, a regularly kept record of the diarist’s activities and reflections. Written primarily for the writer’s use alone, the diary has a frankness that is unlike writing done for publication.