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What is the difference between Autobiography and Biography?

Asked by R. Barnes, Last updated: Jun 02, 2020

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L. Agate

L. Agate

Answered Oct 11, 2019

Autobiography and Biography are two ways through which people give accounts and different stories about their lives. This usually includes the various achievements of an individual and the major incidences that occurred while growing up. Autobiography is a self-written literature that expressly explains the story of one's own life. This is written when the individual is still alive. Autobiographies contain factual information because it is written by the actual person.

Autobiography and Biography are two ways through which people give accounts and different stories
Autobiographies can be written for a lot of reasons; it can be written to entertain or to inform and to impress people. Biography, on the other hand, is a form of literature written by someone else about another person. Biographies are most times accurate, but their accuracy can't be compared with autobiographies. At times, when a writer fails to conduct proper research, the Biography written can turn into a controversy. Biography and autobiography are a great source of information about someone.

 

I. Woods

I. Woods

Answered Sep 16, 2019

Many people do not know the difference between autobiography and biography and are unable to tell what they mean when used in English grammar. Autobiography refers to a piece of literature that contains the account of a person’s life written by the same person. It refers to the personal account of occurrences in one’s lifetime. The word “autobiography” has its origin from Greek which comes two words “auto” – self and “bio” which means life.

Many people do not know the difference between autobiography and biography and are unable to tell
This word was first used by William Taylor in 1797 in the “Monthly Review”. Biography refers to the account of a person’s life written by someone else. It is considered a literary genre. A biographer is a person that writes the account. The biographer studies the life of a person he or she wants to write about. Hope you find this information helpful.

 

Chris Kenway

Chris Kenway, Content Writer, Jacksonville

Answered Sep 11, 2019

A biography is a non-fiction piece of literature which is written by an author about another person's life. The biographer should study the life of the person that he or she is writing for their book. A biography explains events which took place in the person's childhood, youth, and adulthood of the person's life, which enlighten the reader as to how and why the person turned out the way they did.

A biography is a non-fiction piece of literature which is written by an author about another
An autobiography is a book which is written by the same person, and they give a first-person account of the events that took place in their own life. Since an autobiography is written in the same person, he or she can be partial to the story, and they may not include every detail or tell the whole truth.

 

M. Jabrowsky

M. Jabrowsky, Bank Manager, Ohio

Answered Sep 03, 2019

When you read biography and autobiography, you know that you will read about a person’ life but what makes these two different from each other? When you say biography, this is normally about someone else’s life. This means that the author will talk about the life of someone else based on all of the things that he has gathered and researched from people who knew the person or were aware of the circumstances that the person has gone through.

When you read biography and autobiography, you know that you will read about a person’ life
When you say autobiography, this means that the person would like to talk about his life. He is also the author of his own book. An autobiography is usually more emotional as compared to a biography.

 

Anthony Paul Bonadio

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Anthony Paul Bonadio, Teacher, MCA, PhD, Toledo

Answered Aug 27, 2019

Biography and autobiography are known to be about the real stories of people. The main difference between the two is that a biography is written by someone who has studied another person intently to come up with all of the available details that will be placed in the book. Autobiography is also a book but this time, the author talks about his/her experiences in life.

Biography and autobiography are known to be about the real stories of people. The main difference
There are a lot of people who have created biographies of famous people because they have always been fascinated with the way that they live. Some who create autobiographies would like to showcase their side of the story or their views about the things that they went through.

 

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