Summary Of Remembering My Childhood On The Continent Of Africa By David Sedaris

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Continental Comparison In the essay “Remembering My Childhood on the Continent of Africa” David Sedaris uses irony to show his disgust in his partner Hugh’s childhood experiences. He uses comparison to Hugh’s to display the differences between their upbringings. These writing techniques are used to make the point that everyone should appreciate their childhood because someone might have had a worse childhood than they have. Sedaris compares his childhood trips and living situations to his partner Hugh’s using irony to exaggerate the differences between them. As a child Sedaris went on educational field trips and would go to boring movies; Hugh also went on field trips and to the movies, but unlike Sedaris his field trips and movies were accompanied

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