Define and discuss the following terms as they apply to Naked: Autobiography, Memoir, and Essay.
Describe and discuss where the principle setting is of the earlier essays in Naked. How does the author feel about where he grew up?
Discuss the essay "Chipped Beef" in terms of theme, setting, stylistic elements, and fantasy.
Discuss Sedaris' use of satire. How does satire apply to a memoir piece? How does the author's structure reflect this style?
Discuss the overriding theme of "family." What essays imbue this theme? How?
Describe Sedaris' use of symbolism, motif, and imagery. Define these terms and give examples of each from the text.
What are the events which take place in "Get Your Ya-ya's Out"? What themes does this piece reflect? How does the author describe the settings in this essay?
Discuss the author's use of language as a comedic technique in "Drama Bug." How does...
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