Analysis Of Ann Dillard's An American Childhood

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The excerpt from Ann Dillard’s “An American Childhood” demonstrates the love, awe, and appreciation Dillard has for her mother through colorful anecdotes. It is through this small collection of stories that we, the audience, can see the bigger picture. Dillard lightheartedly describes her mother’s vibrant personality in the excerpt, it showcases her mother’s playful humor to her often mischievous nature. It paints a clear picture of the vivacious spirit within her as well as its impact on Dillard’s childhood and character. With Ann’s writing style, it is not difficult to connect with the story in a personal sense and, ultimately, admire Ann’s mother nearly as much as Ann does.

Ann Dillard exceeds in illustrating her mother’s personality

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