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Oprah Winfrey Writing Styles in What I Know For Sure

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Structure

What I Know For Sure is divided into eight chapters plus an introduction. Each chapter is structured thematically and is titled with the topic that is explored and discussed in that section. The introduction serves to contextualize the work that follows. It unites the eight chapters and diverse themes under the umbrella of the book's title, noting that everything in this book is united by the fact that it represents a universal truth Oprah has come to realize in the course of her life. The introduction also indicates that the book is made up of revised pieces of columns from Oprah's monthly magazine. This helps to explain why some of the sections within chapters are as short as a single paragraph, while others span a few pages. The book therefore has a structure reminiscent of a collage. Different stories, essays, and ideas are pieced together under a...

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