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What audience is the author writing to in the essay "Me Talk Pretty One Day"?

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The primary subject of “Me Talk Pretty One Day” is learning a new language. Although Anglophone cultures tend to be more monolingual than most, practically everyone has had the experience of learning a foreign language at some point in life, meaning that they could relate to this subject specifically.

However, it is clearly not necessary to have experienced the exact situation described to appreciate and participate in a literary experience. Few readers of War and Peace will have been on a wolf-hunt. Thus, Many of the thoughts and feelings Sedaris describes are universal.

At the beginning of the essay , he writes about the nerve-racking, intimidating experience of being in a new place for the first time, surrounded by people who already know each other. There cannot be many people in the world who have never been in such a situation or have not felt as Sedaris does. At the end of the essay comes a more optimistic universal experience. Sedaris suddenly understands what the teacher is...

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