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Amy Tan Mother Tongue Analysis

English 101 Mother Tongue Amy Tan makes a valid point about the use of different Englishes that are spoken in different places and to certain people. What one says may sometimes vary based on the person, situation, or event as well. How one speaks and what they pick up on happens in the home and other people see them differently based on the way they speak. Different languages become difficult to translate as well because there isn’t always a similar word in the translating language. Many people...

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Mother Tongue by Amy Tan

Mother Tongue, by Amy Tan I am not a scholar of English or literature. I cannot give you much more than personal opinions on the English language and its variations in this country or others. I am a writer. And by that definition, I am someone who has always loved language. I am fascinated by language in daily life. I spend a great deal of my time thinking about the power of language -- the way it can evoke an emotion, a visual image, a complex idea, or a simple truth. Language is the...

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Mother Tounge - Amy Tan

Amy Tan, the author of “Mother Tongue,” gives the audience a new outlook and better understanding of the struggles that every immigrant who lives in United States had gone through every day. Amy Tan gives the audience the positive view on the “broken” English speakers by using herself and her mother as an example. Her mother did not get respect from the hospital and also the stockbroker due to her limited use of English. In contrast, Amy Tan was treated very well because of speaking proper English...

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Analysis Paper of Mother Tongue

March 2013 Mother Tongue, by Amy Tan Summary: In Amy Tan’sMother Tongue”, she narrates how her mother’s “broken” English affect her life and her career choices. She talked about the “kind of English” her and her family uses all the time. Tan mentioned her difficulties and struggles she had to deal with, when she was in school because her English wasn’t perfect. For her, learning English wasn’t easy. It wasn’t her strongest point. She was complimented with how well she does with Math...

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Mother Tongue

Rhetorical Analysis of “Mother Tongue” written by Amy Tan “So easy to read”(p.4). Amy Tan ends her essay, “Mother Tongue” with this short and even grammatically wrong sentence. She tells us this mother’s brief review is a proof of success of her writing. Why does she think that easiness is an essence of her writing? She suggests answers to this question by her essay. In her essay, Amy Tan effectively convinces her readers that “broken English” is not an inferior language, but just...

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Mother Tongue

However, what makes us different is that it is rare to find two people that speak the exact same English. This is the argument Amy Tan makes in her story “Mother Tongue.” She shares her personal story of the English she speaks, and how much the people you are around can change the way you converse. Born in the United States to immigrant parents from China, Amy Tan failed her mother’s expectations that she become a doctor and concert pianist. She settled for writing fiction. Her novels are...

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Mother Tongue

Mother Tongue” In the essay, “Mother Tongue,” Amy Tan informs the reader of the language barrier matters that she underwent as an Asian American. Various individuals are looked down upon because of their poor english language skills. Tan shared the experience of limitation, intimation, and the family talk that she had in her life. She feels bad for having a limitations, because she was Asian-American. Her mother speaks broken...

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amy tan mother tongue

Worrell In Amy Tans "Mother Tongue" the emphasizes on american english, views on Amy's mothers "Broken English". When speaking from amy's mother tongue she rights using all sorts of different grammatical. When she is addressing an American professional Amy's english is very proper. Amy views her mothers "broken english as normal. Amy knows her mother is not a dumb lady by any means she understands things like the stock market. Amy is frustrate by how society looks down on her mother as if she is...

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mother tongue

Soe Tun English 103 Professor: Lucero Date: 10/17/2014 Mother Tongue For many people, language is not recognized as a form of communication, but as a barrier that limit them to connect with the world. This is a very common problem for people who immigrated to United State from other countries and who grew up under nonnative English-speaking family as a first-generation Asian American. In the article “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan, she tells her personal story of how she overcomes her own language obstacles...

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Mother Tongue

Essays #1: Rough Draft Language & Power in “Mother Tongue” A higher level of sophistication and articulation in one’s speech portrays one as a very well educated person. Such a person’s "language" makes them an admirable individual that can lead people and hold power with ease. In the article “Mother Tongue”, Amy Tan emphasizes the idea that we all speak different languages unconsciously and that...

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