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'Mother Tongue' By Amy Tan

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Writer, Amy Tan, in her biographical essay, “Mother Tongue”, conveys her message on her and her mother past experiences when she was a child. Also expressing her feelings about the situations and how it opened her eyes now as an adult. In this essay Amy accounts for all the hard times her and her mother endured because of “Broken English”, which is poorly spoken or ill-written English. The purpose of the essay is to make the reader analyze not what someone is saying but the meaning of it. The intended audience is anyone who is trying to make those who discriminate against those who speak in broken English identify with not what is being said but what the thing being said means. It’s also intended for people who speak in broken English or are
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