Anne D.

asked • 10/18/12

How do write an epilogue for an autobiography?

I am wondering how to write it. Here is an outline of how my teacher wants us to do:

Imagine that a complete stranger just picked up this portfolio. The stranger reads it from cover to cover. How would this stranger see the author? What kind of person appears to have filled these pages? Write a character sketch of the person captured in these pages from an outsider's point of view. Refer to specific pieces of writing to support the strangers impression of the author (you, of course).

I can't think of how to start it and I'm not a very creative writer either. Help? Thanks!

Valerie T.

An epilogue is essentially a wrap-up of the story preceding it, used to reveal the fates of the characters - in this case, you. Write about how your life has impacted who you are now. For instance, did your early bad grades make you a better student? What caused that, your own motivation or your parents' disapproval? Touch on each of the main themes in your autobiography and keep it relevant to your overall story.



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One more thing...  See if you can find an epilogue (or prologue) for an existing autobiography or biography.  It might give you a better idea of how to write it.



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