“April & Paris” by David Sedaris

In “April & Paris,” writer David Sedaris explores the unique impact of animals on the human psyche.

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As you read, look for the following:

  • The author’s primary thesis or theme
  • The examples provided by the author to assert the theme
  • See if you can determine which essay uses “multiple” examples (a series of brief examples to illustrate or assert the thesis) and which essay uses “extended” examples (longer examples explained through multiple sentences or paragraphs)