What tone does McCourt use as he characterizes the conditions of his youth in Angela's Ashes?

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McCourt uses a wry, sardonic tone as he outlines the miseries of his poor Irish youth with a stereotypically drunken father and a defeated, pious mother, and the miseries of his family's wet journey back to a rainy country. He calls a miserable Irish Catholic childhood the most miserable of all childhoods, but notes...

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