There are two texts written by David Kherdian.One is called “That Day”.The other one is called “About That Day”.They are similar because they are about the same day.But they are different because of the amount of information that is provided.
The two texts by David Kherdian are similar because they are both about the same day.In the title of both texts,you can see that they both include the words “That Day”.The only difference is that one has an extra word which is “About”.So if they have a similar title then the texts must be similar too.Both texts tell about the day,the only day when Kherdian’s father joined his softball game.David Kherdian was very surprised.He was deeply touched by his father’s actions.Both texts are first point of views.In “That Day”,the words that show first point of view are “ my ”,“ we ”,and “ our ”.In “About That Day”,the words are “ I ”,“ I’m ”,“ we ”,and “ me ”.
The two texts by David Kherdian are different because of the information.In “That Day” there are less information that is given. But in “About That Day” there are more information and more details.In “About That Day” it gives more information about his relationship with his father.For example,in “Source 2” it says “In many ways my father and I were strangers to each other.In “Source 1” they don’t even include a background of their relationship in the beginning .Another example is in “Source 1” it says “Just once my father stopped on the way into the house from work and joined in the softball game we were having in the street…”. In “Source 2” there is more detail because it says “And then, one day, while walking home from work, along the street where we were playing a pick up game of softball,he stopped and either pitched the ball,or picked up the bat and tried to give the ball a hit”.It says what he does in the softball game in “Source 2”,but in “Source 1” it just says that he joined the game.
In conclusion, there are similarities and differences between the two texts written by David Kherdian.“That Day” and “About That Day” are similar because they have a similar title so they must be similar texts.Also there are both first point of views.They are different because one is longer and one is shorter.Also one has more details and is more explained.