SNHU Module 8-4 Assignment.docx - Vijay Joshi ENG-122-J2729 English Composition 19EW2 Instructor Dr Jen Stumphy 8-4 Summative Assessment Critical

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Vijay Joshi ENG-122-J2729 English Composition - 19EW2 Instructor: Dr. Jen Stumphy 8-4 Summative Assessment: Critical Analysis Essay "Mother Tongue" is an article written by Amy Tan (2006). It is about her realization of the different versions of English she uses in her life, especially with her mother. Tan expresses in great detail when she describes her experiences with her audience. This article's theme of different English’s is an excellent narrative. The author uses her life experiences to express her first realization, provide relevant translations, and to describe the English she heard growing up in the Chinese-American community. In 2006, Amy Tan gave a speech about her new book, The Joy Luck Club (2006) (p. 20). It was during this speech that she realized she was speaking differently. Her realization came when she noticed her mother standing in the room. Tan wrote, "My mother was in the room. And it was perhaps the first time she had heard me give a lengthy speech, using the kind of English I have never used with her" . Her words, "the intersection of memory and imagination" and "There is an aspect of my Fiction that relates to thus-and-thus," are for more of a literary crowd than for a personal one. This evidence describes the first moment Amy Tan realized she spoke a different

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