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The Joy Luck Club

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Tapestry of Loose Threads

by Amy Tan
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Browse all BookRags Study Guides. Copyrights Two Kinds from Gale. Get Two Kinds from Amazon. View the Study Pack. View the Lesson Plans. Order our Two Kinds Study Guide. Topics for Further Study. What Do I Read Next? Where the Past Begins. This section contains words approx. Part 2, Lena St. Clair, "The Voice from the Wall". Part 3, Lena St. Part 3, Waverly Jong, "Four Dimensions". Part 4, An-Mei Hsu, "Magpies". Part 4, Ying-Ying St. Clair, "Waiting Between the Trees".

Part 4, Lindo Jong, "Double Face". Topics for Further Study. What Do I Read Next? Where the Past Begins. This section contains words approx. Structure In presenting the stories of four Chinese immigrant women and their American-born daughters in The Joy Luck Club, Tan uses "cradling," a for mal literary device that can be thought of as telling a story within a story, or nesting.

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Amy Tan's writing style is characterized by her depiction of Chinese American mother and daughter relationships. In particular, she explores how generational differences present relational challenges.

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" - Amy Tan. It was with this new found view and appreciation of her mother that Tan based her writing. It was with this new found view and appreciation of her mother that Tan based her writing. Tan wrote "The Joy Luck Club" mainly to fulfill a promise she had made to her mother when she almost died in

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A detailed discussion of the writing styles running throughout Two Kinds Two Kinds including including point of view, structure, setting, language, and meaning. The Joy Luck Club is divided into four main segments that contain sixteen stories. The first and last sections tell eight stories-two for each mother-while the middle two sections each tell a story for each of the four daughters.