Purpose: To tell the story of a (usually notable) person's life
The author gives facts and details to create a portrait of the person's life.
The author analyzes the relationships between major events in the person's life.
The author uses third-person point of view.
Elements of Biography
1. Uses third-person point of view
2. Shows relationships between the person and other people and events
3. Uses chronological text structure
4. Is written by another person