Maura Weir Amy Tan "Mother Tongue"
I believe this essay is written for people like us. We are going through changes right now, like she was. When she is talking its like she is trying to relate to people her age. If she was talking to a younger group she would use a simpliar way to state things. If she was talking to an older group of people she would use less examples. She tries to put things in a perspective of an adolescent.
I believe this essay conforms with the genre conventions of an essay because Amy Tan presents personal experiences and paints us a picure of what is actually going on. She gives examples of what she is trying to say to make the image more clear.