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An American Childhood | Study Guide

Annie Dillard

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Overview

Author

Annie Dillard

Year Published

1987

Type

Nonfiction

Genre

Memoir, Nonfiction

Perspective and Narrator

An American Childhood is narrated in the first person from the author's perspective.

Tense

The past tense is used for stories from the author's past, and the author uses present tense when addressing the reader.

About the Title

An American Childhood refers to the author's childhood growing up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and her growing awareness of social, economic, and political aspects of being an American girl.

Summary

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