Difference Between Memoir and Biography | Memoir vs Biography

Biography: A biography is an account of a person’s life written by someone else.

Characteristics of Memoir and Biography:


Memoir: A memoir focuses on a particular experience.

Biography: A biography focuses on the entire lifespan.


Memoir: A memoir tries to bring a specific perception or point of view of the individual.

Biography: A biography does not consist of a specific perception.


Memoir: A memoir gives more space to individual emotions.

Biography: A biography does not emphasize much on emotions.


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1. Hood to Highrise Memoir – First Shipment By ChispaTruth~commonswiki (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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