Central to this paper was the point, that the term autobiography is quite generic in nature and several great personalities have written 'great books' as a collection of their personal experiences. Some people have also written their autobiography to serve some purpose, such as political propaganda or to narrate an account of some incident or event. The good thing about an autobiography is that we get to know about the writer's emotions and thoughts quite easily. The investigation shows that in autobiography a lot of linguistic and especially extra-linguistic features are used with the help of which the reader gets to know the authors emotions, personal opinion, authors nationality, and many other details used in the text. It should also be mentioned that the linguistic features refer to the surrounding features of the language inside the text, like sounds, words, phrases which are relevant to the interpretation of other such linguistic elements. The settings of the narrative, the process of sharing information, feelings, themes, situations, the attitude of the writer, his/her personal opinion are all described as extra-linguistic features used in autobiographical narrative. to the paper, Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography is one of the best examples of the autobiographical genre. All above said was analyzed and proved in B. Franklins autobiography, whose book is helping to set the standard of what an autobiography is, can, or should be, rather than subverting that standard.
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