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Frank McCourt maintains his unique writing style throughout the recount of his childhood struggles in Angelas Ashes and his pursuit of the American dream in Tis McCourts tones of acceptance yet perseverance permeate both memoirs and shadow his relationship with his mother Angela Single-handedly raising Frank and his three brothers in an impoverished Irish town Angela is forced to make ends meet however she can Franks upbringing in Angelas Ashes is filled with memories of lice fleas hunger lack of clothing and his fathers alcoholism Have your tea and bread and be thankful Angela concedes Throughout the memoir Frank refrains from commenting on his mothers shortcomings Mam did all she could he sighs with love In Tis when the benefits of American life such as nutritious foods gas for heating and electricity are available he becomes short with his mother for not enjoying them to the fullest Alberta his wife offers Mam a cigarette No these American cigarettes barely have any taste anyway And when she makes a tuna casserole with green salad Mam dejects the lettuce in this country is tasteless I dont know what these noodles are but Im not fond of em Franks irritation with his mother becomes apparent when he becomes short tempered Dont you like the noodles The noodles Dont you like them he drills The diction used in each literary work is basic Simple and compound sentences express Franks life clearly refraining from double meanings or hidden messages Franks unadulterated language describes his perceptions and the actions of those around him in Angelas Ashes while he delves into his personal world of thoughts and dreams in Tis Frank is jeered at throughout his life but he only begins to describe how it makes him feel in his second work The telegram boys along the wall are laughing I dont know why but I feel my face turning hot His physical description in Angelas Ashes mentions nothing of the
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