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Learning From the Best The world today is full of writers that have different styles of writing My style of writing of way different than Stephen Kings style of writing David Sedaris is a unique writer When I read Remembering My Childhood on the Continent of Africa I notice his style of writing I learned several things from Sedaris which will help me in the future David Sedaris has a great way of using elaboration Elaboration is like his secret weapon against readers Sedaris shows me images by using elaboration words Images such as when the man has rotten goat meat inside his mouth The word that he uses in the text to describe the man is wrinkled The sentence tells me that the man is old and full of wrinkles There is another scene in the essays that has great use of image text When the students are at the slaughterhouse and the goat is about to be executed by the man I can see that the goat is about to be killed but in an execution style When the execution is done he uses freshly slaughter to describe the goat and to offer some to the students Sedaris creates images throughout the whole essay I can see what elaboration does to a story of any sort Elaborating will keep my readers attention throughout all my stories When an author writes he must have the readers attention Sedaris has a small weakness in this essay The weakness of losing readers while reading the essay The teacher surveyed the class The question the teacher asked was How many of you stop reading after a particular scene The results were negative most of the class answered that they did stop reading after a couple of paragraphs The reason they stopped reading was that they were grossed out with all the gruesome and disgusting scenes that he had implemented When I saw how many
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