"Me Talk Pretty One Day"
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The paper looks closely at the short story "Me Talk Pretty One Day" in order to identify the literary tools David Sedaris uses to construct a story that is both humorous and easily identifiable with experiences and responses we have all experienced at some time. The paper discusses the descriptions, comedic imagery, exaggeration and sarcasm that are vehicles for his observational commentary and humor.
From the Paper:"Starting with his opening paragraph, Sedaris introduces the topic of his story with the sophisticated image suggested by the term "true debutante" which he contrasts, for humorous effect shortly thereafter with the his description of a perk associated with his "debutante" training program, in the form of billboards " ... picturing a cartoon stegosaurus sitting in a canoe and eating what appears to be a ham sandwich."
"Continuing later in his opening page, Sedaris begins his character and theme development simply by choosing the names Kang and Vlatnya for two of his fellow students and by introducing the notion of utter incomprehensibility of the French spoken by the instructor, using the (non)words meimslsxp, lgpdmurci, and apzkiubjxow in her opening remarks, a mechanism for humor to which Sedaris returns several times again with similar effect."
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"Me Talk Pretty One Day" (2008, December 05) Retrieved December 09, 2013, from http://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/me-talk-pretty-one-day-109700/
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