Summary Of Me Talk Pretty One Day

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"Me Talk Pretty One Day" by David Sedaris is a relevant article about moving to a new country to learn the language. It explains the difficulties he had faced as a student, and as a foreigner. The article explains the emotions he was feeling during his first days and weeks of being a student in Paris. The authors' goal is to express that even if you struggle with something you can overcome the obstacles. I agree that persistence is very important. If you keep at something you can overcome it. The articles main claim of overcoming obstacles by persistence is strong because, he demonstrates the hardships he had encountered immediately upon arrival, he explains how instead of giving up when it got hard he worked harder, and he shows us that the …show more content…

He did not know much French but many students he saw on his first day spoke with ease and comfort. “Some accents were better than others, but the students exhibited an ease and confidence I found intimidating.” This stuck out to me immediately because after arriving to school on his first day he notices how “everyone spoke with what sounded like excellent French”. (David Sedaris, Me Talk Pretty One Day) This piece of evidence supports the authors goal by explaining how when he first got to Paris he was very intimidated by students that could speak French rather clearly. Some people would be very overwhelmed by this alone. I agree with this key point and evidence. I think that the author met this goal with this evidence because going to a new city in a new country and knowing very little of their language would be very stressful. I think he explained sufficiently how he felt upon arrival and in his first few …show more content…

Talk to me more plus, please, plus.’” This piece of evidence supports my claim by showing that after everything the author went through he was able to catch on and improve. I agree with this key point and evidence. The author met his goal by showing that after everything he went through and all the emotions he felt he was able to have a positive outcome. He was frustrated and nervous and instead of giving up he worked harder. He was able to finally understand what the teacher was saying to him and that is a big improvement from where he began. In conclusion, the articles main claim of overcoming obstacles by persistence is strong because, he demonstrates the hardships he had encountered immediately upon arrival, he explains how instead of giving up when it got hard he worked harder, and he shows us that the hard work pays off. The authors goal is to show people that if you work hard you can improve in areas you thought that you were hopeless in. Overall, I agree with the authors goal. He touched on some very good key points. He starts out explaining his frustration and how he feels nervous and hopeless. He follows with explaining to us the things he endured. Then, he ends by showing us that all of his hard work finally paid off. To me, the author was very thorough and supported is goal well. One insight about my claim that is established through my analysis is that you

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