Carmen Maria von Unrug9-1-16Prof. RevardTone and DifferenceIn “Me Talk Pretty One Day”, by Dave Sedaris, Seders uses many techniques todistinguish himself from other authors. One trait in particular is his sardonic, dry wit- at times itis even self-deprecating. Sedaris maintains this dry theme to his humor throughout thecomposition, which provides the reader with a sense of reliable wisdom, be it harsh. As atrustworthy source, Sedaris maintains the reader’s allegiance, and furthermore keeps onesinterest by infusing the narrative with small, periodic updates from his day-to-day life. Thequotidian, in this case, is the french class he has undertaken. Though put down by hisemotionally turbulent and hateful instructor, Sedaris appreciates and comes to understand the
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