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What are some features of a nonfiction text?

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Some features of nonfiction text are third-person perspective and logical structure that supports facts. The third-person perspective is more appropriate for most nonfiction because it establishes a more formal and authoritative tone.

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Nonfiction texts often present thesis ideas, then present details to clarify, expand upon and support the validity of the thesis. Nonfiction writers often present information in a format of cause-and-effect or comparison-and-contrast. Also, when intended for reporting or educational purposes, nonfiction tends to avoid bias or opinion. However, nonfiction can also be used to persuade readers to take an action, such as buying a product or joining an organization.

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