David Sedaris Analysis

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Why Is David Sedaris Famous? David Sedaris is famous because he can capture the reader’s attention in a unique way. He appeals to a wide audience and writes in a way that an average person would understand without having to read a sentence several times and analyze its meaning. The way he writes is like having a conversation with him. He also uses literary devices well, such as hyperbole, metaphor, and parallelism to enhance his writing and to engage the audience. He also utilizes KELP very well. Sedaris is a world-famous writer and a millionaire through his writing. Unlike most famous and wealthy writers, he avoids complication and using large vocabulary. He isn’t trying to use the biggest words or sound like he’s very smart, he’s writing…show more content…
His writing style is informal with hints of crude humor here and there, cleverly placed in appropriate places. This type of humor also closes the distance between him and the reader because instead of reading a boring and dull story of himself, it is amusing to readers to laugh and enjoy a story he writes. It’s clever and well thought of so even intellectuals would respect its inclusion and the average reader would like the humor as well. He also uses hyperbole with his humor to exaggerate a scenario in a way that’s amusing and fits very well with his essay. Some writers get carried away with making ridiculous hyperbole that just sounds out of place but Sedaris does an excellent job using this device well and in a way that the reader can paint a picture in their minds with his word choice. He also uses metaphor to help the readers imagine what he’s writing about and creates clever ways to compare two or more things. It’s also his descriptive writing that helps create an image for the…show more content…
His timing in his presentation and writing pieces are excellent. The way he talks in person and pauses when appropriate, the way he pauses in his writing with punctuation and word choice, it’s well thought out and easy to read as the typical reader. His use of Ethos is also seen throughout his writing, through his character mostly. The way he writes really shows off the type of person he is or at least what he wants his readers to think, the way he treats the crying passenger on the plane and then the way he thinks of him through his made-up scenario. The way he expresses himself in the video and presentations. He doesn’t directly list his qualities and the person he is but the way he writes, he shows it implicitly. He uses logos when he thinks in his writing pieces, the way to analyzes people and the situations and what he does about them. He also shows pathos, how he empathizes with people and relate to them. He also writes in a way to get the readers to relate to him through
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