Style of language

The extract “Family Matters” from Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian’s biography Tiger Woods contains features which make the text resemble a fiction story. For example, ta narrating tone is used in the opening passage describing Tiger’s first day at kindergarten, as well as later, describing Earl’s early years. We get the feeling that we are being told a story. This is also suggested by detailed descriptions, which are more often found in works of fiction: 

It was the first day of school. Pictures of animals and nature were tacked to a couple of bulletin boards. Hand-colored drawings – one of fluffy white clouds against a blue sky, and another of a bright yellow sun with beams radiating from it – were taped to a side wall. Numbers and letters of...

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