Me Talk Pretty One Day - Make That a Double Summary & Analysis

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Make That a Double Summary and Analysis

According to Sedaris, Americans in Paris speak two kinds of French: hard French and easy French. When Americans attempt to speak hard French, a fumbling mix of pronouns and verbs are blurted out in nonsensical sentences. Easy French is much simpler. It involves speaking English at a much higher decibel level, much like Americans speaking to someone who is hard of hearing.

Sedaris brings up Americans that take the easy way out as a contrast to his relentless efforts to understand French. Unlike those that speak easy French, Sedaris has worked hard to develop a decent French vocabulary as well as an understanding of conjugation. However, Sedaris confesses that he continues to struggle with the masculine or feminine assignment given to objects.

Sedaris creatively discusses his struggles with the masculine and feminine forms. He points...

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